Saturday, March 12, 2011

Storm Surge

Tsunami
Seismic waves ashore from sea
One thousand dead so far
Damage in tens of thousands
Destructive forces rule the lands.

This and previous poem (Short Take) are using the Frost form developed by Bubba Alder.

15 comments:

Willow said...

Mother Nature...one day balmy breezes, the next day destruction.

Mary said...

Destruction is rampant in this horrible incident of nature.

Peggy said...

Excellent Frost poem Judy! Nature reminding us who is really the boss!

Deb said...

Thanks for bringing this to the Big Tent community.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, so true. Beautifully shown.

Brenda said...

Frighteningly true... the power of the sea. The damage in Japan, which suffered perhaps the largest earthquake ever recorded, and the accompanying tsunami, is astronomical. Many dead, like Sumatra. That wave in your image... oh! yes.

Michelle said...

Beautifully done Judy.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Very apropos and, sadly, true.

Kim Nelson said...

I like this, Judy. Form is appealing, word choice exact.

signed...bkm said...

I am glad you wrote about this subject - I was hoping someone would...hopefully there will be more...nice writing...bkm

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Perfectly written.

Trulyfool said...

Judy,

Brave of you to 'take on' a still-unfolding horror. Let's wish the best -- certainly your poem's extending them the distant kindness we can

Trulyfool

Victoria said...

Hard hitting as it's title

booguloo said...

This is so close to home living on the beach in So. Caliwarnya.

madhumakhi said...

In Japan it unfortunately didn't stop with a tsunami. Nuclear disasters followed too. Even i am beginning to think that 'destructive forces rule the lands'. Great endings.