Prancing Nature…Helpless Humans

Early this week, in Shine after Rain I wrote about the three-day super storm that lashed Sydney recently.

Sydney-siders had not even recovered from the previous storm that two days down the track yesterday again a freakish unusual storm battered Sydney, this time with hailstorm.
I captured some of the heavy rain and hail in motion as you can see the white vertical haze.

While this hailstorm was causing chaos in Sydney, minutes after that came along a huge earthquake causing devastation in Nepal.

These are vagaries and forces of mother nature. One moment we sit calm and quiet, the next moment we are badly shaken. Nature makes us run around in awe and fear.

In olden days, it was not possible to capture images of shaking earth during earthquakes or overflowing waters causing tsunami. But nowadays the same cameras that take our beautiful selfies, the same security cameras that we deploy to save us from impending dangers, now they show us our very own devastation in the hands of nature…as it occurs minute by minute.

My poem on the above thought:

these time machines
capture live selfies
now film
the dance of death
poignant moments
devastation alive
acquaint us
with our grim reality
for we are but
puppets and pawns
in the hands
of time and death

The above video (courtesy: you tube) shows yesterday’s earthquake in Nepal shaking the earth. My Haiku poem to sum up nature’s dance:

Dame nature scares us
with its moody moves and shakes
Another victory on humans

Nature’s victory on humans. Yes. But as usual we rise above it all by sharing our resources with those who have been hard hit. The undaunted human spirit survives.


One Word Photo Challenge: Hail and Storm

Header: self-clicked – hail on the grass.

18 thoughts on “Prancing Nature…Helpless Humans

  1. You are so right! One moment all is calm and the next we are shaken. I live in Arkansas in the U.S. And we are in the middle of tornado season. It keeps me a bit on edge. Best wishes!

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  2. Nature is most calming too! isn’t it paradoxical that it prances at will? Man too is responsible yet earthquakes are a strange phenomena…I have experienced a few, most of the times at night, woken up by uninvited scary ghosts!!


    • Balroop, everything you said about nature is true. Yes, experiencing an earthquake is very scary. We look around as if…ohhh…gone…all over…bye bye to all. I too have seen some mild ones. And for days after that there is a fear of another one coming.


  3. I love your thought on cameras – they’ve allowed us to see more of the world, while also making it seem more vast at the same time. The last time I saw hail I was quite young – I don’t even remember it. Seeing your photos makes me all the more curious about the experience. And I can’t believe that video – the brick was shaking like it was jello… I feel for the people who live there.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely thoughts, words and images.

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    • Thanks Jennifer! Indeed cameras capture time for us, in fact life itself in its varied moods. Good point, that the world now ‘seems’ more vast, something which people in olden days knew nothing about. This is where cameras play a great role in all kinds of research besides of course all the fun and beauty they bring in our lives.
      In April, we had multiple natural disasters happening during the same week. It’s calm now. Of course we all should help anyone struck with problems.
      Thanks again for the appreciation!

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