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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cassandra (the etiology of Sandy 2012)















Cassandra (the etiology of Sandy 2012)


there in the sand, withered fingers dug and found
the charm, worn smooth with shore depth’s rotten
time, and rising on skeletal knees she stumble-flees
in tumultuous scramble, face filled with centurion wrath
heart swelling upbeat-enable to cast the key into calm seas
before her as she sinks into depths that claimed her lover
in the year of thirty eight, and roiling, reconciles her vowed revenge







15 comments:

  1. Like the water in your middle photo, this poem explodes with energy and draws the reader along to the promise of revenge. It demands a sequel, don't you think?

    http://magicalmysticalteacher.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/in-this-tumultuous-world/

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    1. Oh thank you so very much - this morning positivity was waning - I will do my best - Happy that you found this poem worthy of your time :)

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  2. Oh my. Excellent. I'm bookmarking this one to read again, Pearl. LOVE.

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    1. Aw Brenda - Your words mean so very much. Thank you ... for your time and for the constancy of the wordle words that assisted in some sense of normalcy and outlet during this troubled time. Thank you again.

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  3. This poem is spectacular! There's so much to love about it: "stumble-flees in tumultuous scramble" and "centurion wrath" and "roiling, reconciles her vowed revenge." I love your use of the words. So powerful and descriptive.

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    1. Oh Marianne - thank you the time is powerful some of the words obviously provided - but the energy of the devastation I witnessed is awesome.

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  4. Definitely one of my favorites of yours, Pearl. I especially like this line: and rising on skeletal knees she stumble-flees. Glad you're okay, too.

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  5. Pearl, a powerful poem on what you have witnessed. I hope things are settling back to normal somewhat. By the way, my family is fine, one niece had some flooding, but other than that they are doing well. Thank you for your concern on fb, it is much appreciated.

    Pamela

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  6. The revenge theme is great. The echoes of the 1938 storm add to the intensity.

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  7. Words, pictures, events... all equally spectacular!

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  8. Stan has found the right word: spectacular - what more could anyone say?

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  9. Very interesting, Pearl! "Centurion wrath" ... I love that turn of phrase :)

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  10. imagery built up tension and remained so powerful and engaging thru to the end....and beyond

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  11. I remember hearing of several ways to save our keepsakes from natural, yet seemingly unnatural events. As nature is not human or humane. A gent in California bought himself a huge safe vault just to keep his photograph albums in. Another gal who made it out of this latest storm used technology to story her photos in some cloud program. I do hope all in Sandy's path can get the help they need by those who were not caught in the way of hurricane winds and walls of water.

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  12. Oh Pearl - I am amazed that you are pulling together anything never mind such a well-woven wordle. This is splendid and coupled with the photos packs a really sound wallop. I think I heard on the weather that you are in for more high winds and possibly snow tonight? Maybe a bit more ocean action? Can that even be possible? How tired of it all you must be getting ... It's good to be safe and away from the danger but it would be good to get things put back to rights, yes?

    http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.ca/2012/11/fear.html#comment-form

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