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Sullen, Sullied Sky, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, United States of America

Beneath A Sullen Sky

The sky like the snow
Sullen and sullied
The latter a victim
Of spring thaw

The collected detritus
Of winter storms
Revealed beneath
Retreating drifts

While the clouds
Speak with the voice
Of ill wind and
Malcontent climate

But the lake
The lake sparkles blue
And even the worrying breeze
Does little but kindle its glimmer

A beautiful scene
After the ranger’s warning
There would be naught
But the clouds to see

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One Word Photo Challenge: Storm

One Word Photo Challenge: Storm

The crowd awaiting the next express boat mingles restlessly on Tha Thien Pier which lightly but sharply pitches and yaws, jostled by the water, itself kicked up and churned by the river’s heavy boat traffic. I’m snapping photos of a group of boys swimming and splashing in the unfathomably filthy waters of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river when the boat arrives, sliding just past the pier before going into full reverse. The corner of its tail bangs up against the pier with a shudder, then stays pinned there as the boat’s pilot finds another gear of reverse. People begin leaping to and from the boat’s large, railingless rear deck, now level with the pier, but still only in contact with it at one corner.