March 2, 2018

Many of us in the Mid-Atlantic are experiencing fierce winds today. It’s the first time in my memory that school was canceled due to wind. The neighbors’ trash cans are scattered across the road, and I can already hear the sound of wood chippers around the corner. There is an unusual, eerie undercurrent that can be heard as gusts gather speed. This is a time for stretching my brain with a metaphor challenge! I’d love to read/hear your metaphors for wind, too!

  • The wind is a percussionist banging pots and pans on my roof.
  • The wind is a tidal wave colliding with the trees.
  • The wind is a bullet train heading this way.
  • The wind is a lion tamer cracking his whip.
  • The wind is a trainer stretching trees muscles.
  • The wind is breath of giants.
  • The wind is an invisible ocean.

The wind is a . . .
What is your metaphor for wind?


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ramona
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:41:19

    The wind is a branch snatcher. We know when our winds pick up because the ground will be littered with branches.


  2. sallydonnelly11
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 12:44:09

    I love your list! Another slicer said it sounded like a freight train. My tomorrow slice is a little about the wind so check it out tomorrow!


  3. franmccrackin
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 15:39:16

    I also wrote about the wind today, and your post makes me think more poetically!
    I like the tidal wave and the lion tamer- two different qualities of wind.
    I’m going to have to think of some of my own…


  4. luckygurl
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 16:50:44

    I’m TERRIBLE with metaphors. The wind bulldozed its way through my yard… The wind had been a merciless thief, leaving behind only the most pitiful of leaves… Okay. Brain spent. Lol!


  5. Stacey Taylor
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 17:20:11

    I love this post!
    The wind is a woman scorned, slapping my cheeks and pulling my hair.


  6. Suzanne
    Mar 02, 2018 @ 19:42:59

    The wind is the energy of children left unchecked! Hahaha, love the format and the idea, thanks.


  7. mschiubookawrites
    Mar 05, 2018 @ 21:38:18

    I love the list of metaphors- what a great classroom challenge! I wrote that the wind is nature’s heavy metal concert.


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