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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Naming the Hurricane

Perhaps it is the child in us, saying
come, hold, do, even please,
seeking incantatory possession
of the uncontrollable.
But of course the storm has its way,
as does each silent soul
like so many trees
with wide green heads
both bending
and waving.

© Mark Kerstetter

Hurricane Sandy's U.S. death toll climbs to 33; at least 7.4 million without power

Mark Kerstetter steals time away from restoring an old house in Florida to write and make art out of salvaged wood. 

1 comment:

  1. "seeking incantatory possession/of the uncontrollable" that's it, right there. Beautiful poem.