27 May 2011

Levels poem - Libations Friday 27 May 2011

earthquake japan

From Denny:  A poem inspired from the devastating earthquake in Japan.  It speaks to how all of us can experience earth-shattering moments, internally or externally, and learn to begin again.



Rocks grumbling
Buildings swaying
Roads tumbling
Earth shaking


Foundations crumbling
People running
Fear mounting
Fires burning


Our world


Looking back to see
Retreating tide withdrawn
High water wall, giant rising
Rushing miles inland

A tubing wave breaking onto the beach, on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii


Ocean falling over walls
Waves crashing boats
Water throwing cars
Sucking people out of rooms


Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Damage (in the Media) [bp6]

Tall buildings crushed
Windows out exploded
Jagged glass cutting
Muddy water climbing walls
Strewn splinters piling high


Aftershocks shaking
Surveying our landscape
Roads gaping wide chasms
Roofs falling into cellars


Clearing paths
Repairing roads
Picking up what was
Cleaning what remains

Cherry Blossoms Hanging Over a River


My world shaking
My life shattering
My home: obliterated, gone
Uncertainty: my new friend


Familiar evaporating
Piles of ruin stinking
Burying bodies and my grief
Lingering, stalk the dark thoughts


Order emerges out of chaos
Hope jumps into our hearts
Creates new thoughts, new ways
Discovering within new strength


Our world
To shake us clear

For rebuilding

Reinvent Life
Stretching out our hands
Reaching new levels

Blossoms, Bridges, and Boats

Denny Lyon
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