Lightshow Spectacular

lightshow spectacular


Thick and sticky air

Glued to dewy skin

A curtain of humidity

Cumulonimbus descending

The skyline hangs low

Beneath weighty clouds

Undulating charcoal gloom

Rolling and broiling

Turbulent heavens

Building electric anticipation

Precipitous cloudbursts

Apocalyptic deluge

Raindrops plummeting

Scene-drenching effects

Jagged oscillations

Weave through charged raindrops

Sparking pulses zigzag

Across a black backdrop

Retinas blasted

By blazing illuminations

Skies strobing

In a cosmic rave

Cataclysmic timpani

Orchestrating a symphony

Dramatic crescendo

Of bass and percussion

Reverberating cannonade

Bombarding eardrums


Lightshow spectacular

Meteorological theatre

Striking fear

Dazzling audiences

To thunderous applause


Emma H, age 26, 19/07/2017


It’s been quite a stormy summer, by British standards at least. The biggest in mid-July┬álasted most of the night, with over 150,000 lightning strikes recorded over 12 hours ( – it was quite a spectacle to behold! Unsurprisingly, I felt compelled to write about it the next day ­čÖé

The photo is unfortunately from a separate storm, back in 2014, although also very dramatic!

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