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Storm Poems

A Collection of Classic Poems Inspired by Tempests

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Poets love stormy weather. The powers of the natural world revealed in a tempest can be shocking, terrifying and destructive, but they are also awe-inspiring, exhilarating, and metaphorically rich—a perfect source of poetic inspiration. Here we’ve selected a few classic poems describing or inspired by storms—attune yourself to the natural havoc outdoors by reading them while you’re safely sheltering inside from a storm, perhaps, or declaim them to the sky outside after the storm has passed.

 

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