Saturday, October 8, 2016

I, Of The Storm

waves break, who can silence a raging sea
eye of destruction, hard to understand
terror strikes, many with no place to flee
waves break, who can  silence a raging sea
swelling waters,  flooding dripping wet land
mourning heartbroken,  sifting through debris
waves break, who can silence  a raging sea
eye of destruction, hard to understand


note:

I wrote this after watching the hurricane
coverage. It made me weep all the destruction
and lives lost. 

Sharing with the Poetry Pantry

34 comments:

  1. So very hard to understand.
    I love your elegy.

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    1. Thank you for reading! I think there are some things we will never truly understand in life.

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  2. Love the play on words in the title ... yes hard to understand how nature can be so beautiful and sometimes destructive ... praying for the victims.

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    1. Thanks, I played around with the title a bit and felt this worked best.

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  3. The awesome and unfathomable power of nature captured succinctly here...

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  4. If we think there's a purpose in Nature, it becomes very hard to understand... Maybe we have to think in terms of chance instead of destiny. A lovely strong poem

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    1. That is a good point Bjorn, perhaps it is random chaos, as I cannot understand the purpose of such destruction.

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  5. Yes, your words capture the power and fury of the waves.

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    1. The ocean is a mystery, it can bring a sense of calm and beauty and it can stir a fury.

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  6. overwhelming to think of indeed - all storms exhaust our resources and seem hopeless to stop at times

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    1. I think we are dwellers on this planet and the forces of nature can be devastating at times.

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  7. Whew, excellent poem, Truedessa, and so timely. I like the clever title. Indeed the raging sea,,,,and so much loss!

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    1. Thanks Mary, I just needed to write something to release the grief inside.

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  8. Your poem does indeed convey the ferociousness of the hurricane. Hope and prayers for everyone to be safe 💖

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    1. Many will need hope and prayers in the days to come. To find purpose once again.

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  9. Excellently expressed. We humans watch nature's destruction and put aside our own

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    1. Good point Martin, man can be just as destructive to the planet. Perhaps, mother earth is growing tired.

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  10. This has a wonderful structure to it. Your decision to not break your lines - in typical form - is very evocative of the ceaseless wave-upon-wave intensity of a raging storm. And - again - great writing ... beginning with your powerful title.

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    1. Wendy, always a pleasure to read your thoughtful comments. That's me going against it, with my own form. (smiling)

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  11. Curiously it is the strength of humans to venture and settle in places where there is some danger. Sadly major events like this show up our weakness but we continue as that is how mankind has progressed through the ages because we dare and learn.

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    1. Old Egg, you have a valid point.

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  12. who can silence
    a raging sea

    Once it erupts there is no telling how much destruction it is going for. It is a real tragedy for human life to reflect upon! Truly said True!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      Thanks, I guess we cannot silence a raging sea.

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  13. Mother nature sure has a way of causing much destruction in her wake. A tragedy indeed.

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  14. You've aced the form, and it's very effective in describing this tragic event.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary, I thought the Triolet would be a strong form with the repetition.

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  15. i think you have chosen a good form to write about the subject, for it brings out the angst and perhaps the anger in the emotions.
    enjoyed reading the poem, and i like the word play in the title.

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    1. Thank dsnake1, I guess I was feeling a bit of angst over the storm and I had to vent.

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  16. On paper, a poet can silence the raging sea...

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    1. That is true or at least calm the sea within

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  17. It was definitely an inspiring event--whether to poetry or actual terror.

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    1. The path of destruction just made me weep and I had to express the grief I felt.

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