30 Poems About Lightening

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Dan

Welcome, teachers of poetry! You’re in for quite the lesson today. We’ll be exploring 30 classic and contemporary poems that are all about lightening. We have a great selection that range from haiku to ballads filled with imagery, and it should kindle your students’ love for the art of words.

Each poem offers a unique perspective on what lightening means or signifies- -from blessings to fears to observations – so there’s something here for everyone looking to explore how this phenomenon has been addressed through time. Let’s get started!

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About The Moon  here.

a lightning bolt is seen in the sky

Five Free Verse Poems About Lightening

The Bolt from Above

A sudden flare, a jagged streak,
The sky’s dark canvas rudely breached.
A momentary glow, so bleak,
In silence, a loud lesson preached.

The heavens crack with divine ire,
A flash, a blink, and then it’s gone.
Leaving behind a smoky pyre,
In the heart of night, a new dawn.

Unseen power, in an instant,
Illuminates our humble sphere.
Its beauty raw, its touch distant,
Yet in its wake, we quietly revere.

The Illuminated Dance

A ballet of light in the midnight expanse,
A rhythmic pulse, a hypnotic trance.
Lightening dances with such might,
An ethereal performance in the night.

It leaps and twirls with wild abandon,
Across the stage of clouds, it randomly lands on.
A spectacle of nature’s raw power,
Unveiled in the twilight hour.

The Silent Roar

A silent roar rips through the night,
A brilliant flash, a blinding light.
It echoes through the starless void,
In its wake, tranquility destroyed.

A fierce proclamation of the storm,
A violent, beautiful, terrifying form.
The lightening, it sings a fearsome song,
A melody where we do not belong.

The Electric Veins

Electric veins branch out in the sky,
A living map, a network high.
Each bolt, a path of least resistance,
An awe-inspiring, fearful existence.

In a flash, the world is changed,
By this force, so wild and untamed.
Each bolt, a testament to power,
In the face of which, we humans cower.

The Flash of Inspiration

A flash of light, a spark of thought,
An idea in the darkness caught.
Like lightening, it illuminates the mind,
A brilliant concept, for us to find.

It streaks across the mental sky,
A sudden burst, a creative high.
Lightening, both destructive and divine,
Much like inspiration, when it deigns to shine.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About The Mist here.

Five Haiku Poems About Lightening

Flash in the Dark

A flash, then it’s gone,
In the night, a quicksilver song,
Silent thunder drawn.

Illuminated Night

Night sky splits apart,
Lightening’s illuminating art,
A momentary start.

Storm’s Herald

Storm’s herald strikes swift,
In darkness, spirits it lifts,
Nature’s mighty gift.

Ephemeral Beauty

Jagged light, so fleet,
In a blink, the dark it beats,
Beauty in defeat.

Electric Dance

Electric dance high,
Sky to earth, it does not shy,
A tear in night’s eye.

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About The Rain here.

Limerick

Five Limerick Poems About Lightening

Lightening’s Quick Wit

There once was a bolt quite bright,
That lit up the blackest night,
With a crack and a flash,
It made quite a splash,
And gave everyone quite a fright.

The Storm’s Orchestra

In the heart of a storm so wild,
Played lightening, nature’s rebellious child.
With a flicker and a flare,
It danced on air,
Its symphony versatile and beguiled.

The Electric Tango

A bolt from the sky, fast and spry,
In a blink of an eye, it flew by.
With a sizzle and a pop,
It didn’t stop,
Till it lit up the night, oh my!

Night’s Illuminated Verse

There was a streak of light so fine,
Across the dark sky, it did define.
With a zig and a zag,
Not a moment to lag,
In the night, it did beautifully shine.

The Sky’s Electric Quill

Once a bolt with a fiery quill,
Penned a tale on the night’s still.
With a sputter and a spark,
It left its mark,
An electric thrill that did fill.
Five Limerick Poems About Lightening

Lightening’s Quick Wit

There once was a bolt quite bright,
That lit up the blackest night,
With a crack and a flash,
It made quite a splash,
And gave everyone quite a fright.

The Storm’s Orchestra

In the heart of a storm so wild,
Played lightening, nature’s rebellious child.
With a flicker and a flare,
It danced on air,
Its symphony versatile and beguiled.

The Electric Tango

A bolt from the sky, fast and spry,
In a blink of an eye, it flew by.
With a sizzle and a pop,
It didn’t stop,
Till it lit up the night, oh my!

Night’s Illuminated Verse

There was a streak of light so fine,
Across the dark sky, it did define.
With a zig and a zag,
Not a moment to lag,
In the night, it did beautifully shine.

The Sky’s Electric Quill

Once a bolt with a fiery quill,
Penned a tale on the night’s still.
With a sputter and a spark,
It left its mark,
An electric thrill that did fill.

Tanka

Five Tanka Poems About Lightening

Sky’s Spark

Flash of searing light,
Rending the dark night asunder,
Nature’s fierce display,
A testament to its might,
Leaves us in awe and wonder.

The Electric Messenger

A bolt zigs and zags,
A message from the heavens,
Invisible ink,
Written on the canvas of night,
Fleeting, yet forever bright.

The Storm’s Symphony

In the heart of storm,
Lightening conducts the chorus,
Each flash a note struck,
In the symphony of night,
A spectacle of raw might.

Illuminated Night

Night’s shroud is torn wide,
By the lightening’s fiery stride,
A dance wild and free,
Illuminating the sea,
Of darkness where it resides.

The Silent Roar

Silent roar of light,
Echoes through the starless night,
A jagged refrain,
Singing of power and might,
In the face of which, we’re slight.

Sonnet

Five Sonnet Poems About Lightening

The Flash of Inspiration

Upon the canvas of the night so deep,
A streak of light does in silence creep,
Awake it springs, a jagged line,
In its brief life, it does shine.
A fleeting glimpse we’re allowed to keep.

Its birth and death in the same swift stroke,
In its brevity, profound truths it spoke,
A flash, a spark, a moment’s light,
Against the dark, it does fight.
Its silent roar, the night it broke.

Though it’s gone as quick as it came,
The night is not quite the same,
In the echo of its brilliant flight,
We find a touch of the infinite light,
In the heart of the storm’s wild game.

The Electric Waltz

In the heart of the storm’s wild dance,
Lightening does its steps enhance,
A quick two-step, a pirouette,
A show the sky will not forget,
Held in its electrifying trance.

With each flicker, a new step learned,
By its brilliance, the night is turned,
Into a stage for this performance,
Of nature’s powerful ordinance,
A spectacle for which we yearned.

As the curtain of clouds draw close,
The lightening takes its final pose,
A bow, a flourish, and then it’s gone,
But in our hearts, the dance lives on,
A memory that brightly glows.

The Silent Symphony

Upon the stage of the night so vast,
Lightening plays the parts recast,
A silent symphony it leads,
With each bright flash, it proceeds,
A performance unsurpassed.

Each bolt a note in this quiet song,
A melody to which we belong,
In the rhythm of its fiery flight,
We find a touch of infinite light,
A tune that carries us along.

Though the performance ends too soon,
Underneath the silent moon,
The echoes of its brilliant play,
In our hearts, will always stay,
A memory of the lightening’s tune.

The Illuminated Verse

In the dark of the night so still,
Lightening writes with a fiery quill,
A verse that’s gone as soon as read,
In its fleeting words, we’re led,
To truths that the night does fill.

Each flash a word in this silent poem,
A tale of the sky’s wide dome,
In the glow of its brief flight,
We find a touch of infinite light,
A story that leads us home.

Though the poem ends with the dawn’s light,
In our hearts, it takes flight,
The memory of its brilliant verse,
In our souls, we’ll always rehearse,
A testament to the lightening’s might.

The Electric Muse

In the canvas of the night so wide,
Lightening paints with a fiery stride,
Each stroke a burst of brilliant light,
Against the dark, it does fight,
An inspiration that won’t hide.

Each flash a color in this vibrant art,
A masterpiece that does impart,
In the glow of its brief flight,
We find a touch of infinite light,
A painting that captures the heart.

Though the artwork fades with the morning dew,
In our minds, it’s made anew,
The memory of its vivid hues,
In our souls, we’ll always use,
A tribute to the lightening’s view.

Villanelle Poem

Five Villanelle Poems About Lightening

The Lightening’s Dance

A flash in the night, a dance so bright,
Streaks across the sky, a brilliant light,
In the heart of the storm, it takes flight.

Its movement quick, with all its might,
Against the darkness, it does fight,
A flash in the night, a dance so bright.

Its existence brief, a fleeting sight,
Yet in that moment, it ignites,
In the heart of the storm, it takes flight.

A spectacle of nature’s raw might,
In the midst of the storm’s fright,
A flash in the night, a dance so bright.

Its dance ends as quickly as daylight,
But leaves behind an awe-inspiring sight,
In the heart of the storm, it takes flight.

Though it’s gone, it leaves behind light,
A memory of its brilliant flight,
A flash in the night, a dance so bright,
In the heart of the storm, it takes flight.

The Lightening’s Song

In the silence of the storm, a song does ring,
Lightening sings with a voice that zing,
Its melody dances on the wind’s wing.

Each flash a note in its vibrant string,
A symphony that makes the heavens sing,
In the silence of the storm, a song does ring.

Its tune is brief, yet it does bring,
A sense of awe, a wonderous thing,
Its melody dances on the wind’s wing.

Its voice is loud, a powerful king,
In the choir of the storm, it does fling,
In the silence of the storm, a song does ring.

Though its song ends with a final swing,
Its echo lingers, a haunting cling,
Its melody dances on the wind’s wing.

In our hearts, its song does spring,
A memory of its electrifying sting,
In the silence of the storm, a song does ring,
Its melody dances on the wind’s wing.

The Lightening’s Verse

Upon the night’s canvas, a verse is written,
By the lightening’s hand, we’re smitten,
Its words illuminate the sky, brightly lit.

Each flash a word in its tale, neatly knitted,
A story of the storm, in the sky it’s flitted,
Upon the night’s canvas, a verse is written.

Its tale is brief, yet we’re committed,
To listen to its voice, so beautifully fitted,
Its words illuminate the sky, brightly lit.

Its voice is strong, by its power we’re hit,
In the silence of the storm, it has remitted,
Upon the night’s canvas, a verse is written.

Though its verse ends, its impact doesn’t quit,
Its memory lingers, in our hearts it’s bit,
Its words illuminate the sky, brightly lit.

In our minds, its verse does sit,
A testament to its electrifying wit,
Upon the night’s canvas, a verse is written,
Its words illuminate the sky, brightly lit.

The Lightening’s Art

On the canvas of the night, an art is drawn,
By the lightening’s hand, from dusk till dawn,
Its strokes paint the sky, a sight to fawn.

Each flash a stroke in its vibrant lawn,
A masterpiece of nature, in the sky it’s yawn,
On the canvas of the night, an art is drawn.

Its creation is brief, yet it does spawn,
A sense of awe, a wonderous dawn,
Its strokes paint the sky, a sight to fawn.

Its touch is fierce, a powerful pawn,
In the game of the storm, it has been thrown,
On the canvas of the night, an art is drawn.

Though its art fades with the morning’s yawn,
Its echo lingers, a haunting dawn,
Its strokes paint the sky, a sight to fawn.

In our hearts, its art does spawn,
A memory of its electrifying dawn,
On the canvas of the night, an art is drawn,
Its strokes paint the sky, a sight to fawn.

The Lightening’s Tale

In the heart of the storm, a tale is told,
By the lightening’s voice, bold and bold,
Its story unfolds in the sky, a sight to behold.

Each flash a chapter in its saga, old and old,
A narrative of the storm, in the sky it’s rolled,
In the heart of the storm, a tale is told.

Its tale is brief, yet it does hold,
A sense of awe, a wonderous mold,
Its story unfolds in the sky, a sight to behold.

Its voice is fierce, a powerful fold,
In the choir of the storm, it has been polled,
In the heart of the storm, a tale is told.

Though its tale ends, its impact doesn’t withhold,
Its memory lingers, in our hearts it’s scrolled,
Its story unfolds in the sky, a sight to behold.

In our minds, its tale does unfold,
A testament to its electrifying gold,
In the heart of the storm, a tale is told,
Its story unfolds in the sky, a sight to behold.

Five Ode Poems About Lightening

Ode to the Flash in the Night

Oh, brilliant flash that splits the night,
Your dance is but a fleeting sight.
Yet in your brief existence, you ignite,
A spectacle of awe-inspiring light.

You rise and fall in the blink of an eye,
A tale of power in the sky.
Though your life is but a sigh,
Your memory will never die.

Oh, lightening, in your fiery flight,
You fill the dark with dazzling light.
In the heart of the storm, you’re the knight,
A beacon in the blackest night.

Ode to the Electric Waltz

Oh, lightening, in your quickened pace,
You paint the sky with electric grace.
In the heart of the storm, you embrace,
A dance that leaves no trace.

With every turn, you illuminate,
The canvas of the night, you animate.
Though your dance is brief, it does create,
A spectacle that we celebrate.

Oh, lightening, in your vibrant waltz,
You command the sky with powerful jolts.
In the rhythm of the storm, you exalt,
A performance that never halts.

Ode to the Silent Symphony

Oh, lightening, in your silent song,
You play the notes that belong.
In the choir of the storm, you’re strong,
A melody that carries us along.

Each flash a note in your tune,
A symphony that fades too soon.
Yet in your music, we commune,
Underneath the silent moon.

Oh, lightening, in your fiery throng,
You fill the night with a powerful song.
In the heart of the storm, you prolong,
A symphony where we belong.

Ode to the Illuminated Verse

Oh, lightening, with your fiery quill,
You write a verse that gives us a thrill.
In the book of the night, you instill,
A story that time can’t kill.

Each flash a word in your tale,
A narrative that does prevail.
Though your verse is frail,
Its impact leaves a trail.

Oh, lightening, in your brilliant fill,
You illuminate the night with skill.
In the heart of the storm, you distill,
A verse that gives us a chill.

Ode to the Electric Muse

Oh, lightening, with your vibrant hues,
You paint a picture that amuses.
In the canvas of the night, you infuse,
An art that never confuses.

Each flash a stroke in your art,
A masterpiece that sets you apart.
Though your creation is tart,
Its beauty pierces the heart.

Oh, lightening, with your electrifying clues,
You inspire us with your views.
In the heart of the storm, you peruse,
A muse that we can’t refuse.

And there you have it, our exploration of 30 remarkable poems about lightning has come to an end. We’ve journeyed through the verses of classic and contemporary poets, delved into the heart of haikus and ballads, and discovered myriad ways in which lightning has been depicted in the world of poetic literature.

Each poem has offered a unique perspective, painting a picture of lightning that’s as varied and dynamic as the phenomenon itself. From symbolizing blessings and fears to sparking imaginative observations, these poems have shown us the diverse interpretations of lightning.

What’s clear from this collection is that lightning, with its fleeting yet powerful nature, continues to be a source of inspiration for poets. It’s a testament to the power of poetry in capturing the essence of natural phenomena and translating it into verses that resonate with us all.

We hope that this selection has ignited a love for poetry in your students and provided them with a deeper understanding of how the environment around us can be transformed into beautiful expressions of art. As they continue their journey in the world of poetry, may the lightning of inspiration always strike!

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