Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hurricane Warning--By John Daleiden--United States

Hurricane Warning

Our last
embrace merges
with the damp evening mist—
the clang of a harbor bell sounds
all night.

Previously published in Amaze: The Cinquain Journal

John Daleiden is retired from 43 years of teaching Language Arts in Iowa Public Schools. He now lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently serves on the Editorial Board and Submissions Manager of Four Chambers: The Heart of Literature in Phoenix, Arizona  (www.fourchamberspress.com) From 2006-2012, he was an editor and webmaster of Sketchbook: A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms.


  1. John, I can hear so much in the silence. Also, the brevity gives your words great power! Sheri

  2. Ships go out, but they never come in...

  3. Thank you, Robert Dufresne, for the following--

    A muse provoking poem John. Thank you. Having been through 5 coastal hurricanes and a couple stormy relationships I can picture the scenario!

    Bob D.

  4. Love it! Nicely done, John. I enjoyed "Hurricane Warning." Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  5. Recent events in Houston, TX make this poem even more poignant than it is already. Thank you for sharing this poem with us, John. :)