http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/ gave us a group of words to put into pairs and use in poemlets. I only did one set of pairs, to my shame. The words are: gathering oak colour membrane voice limb
The limb of oak creaked and cracked
tumbled from force of wind on wood.
Habitat of birds transformed
to home of insects, fungi, lichen,
finally to winter warming fuel.
The rich and powerful coloratura voice
intoned the colourful recitative
with sultry passion, on a single breath.
The gathering storm crashes through the membrane
of a clear blue sky, bringing booming thunder,
machine gun hail battering those beneath
only to disappear as quickly as it came.