tagNon-Erotic PoetryStanley Park, Vancouver, Dec. 2006

Stanley Park, Vancouver, Dec. 2006

byTristesse2©

An unexpected hurricane-force
in this pacific place,
great cedars lost their grip
held in history.
Pines left standing clenched their roots
bent in prayer for pity
only to snap at the knees
and left to lie, giant toothpicks
strewn across the park.

Skies scoured of clouds now,
dry-eyed and crystal clear.
Stars skimmed the wicked waves
that slap-dashed over battered boats
shattered in the strain
against their maritime bonds
in a suddenly unsafe harbour.

Houses shook beneath
the threatening trees,
protectors only yesterday,
tossed in epileptic agony,
groaned and fell exhausted
on the lives below.

In deafening fury Boreas
left mortals shaken
by this massive tantrum,
the familiar made strange.
All will gladden again but
perhaps we sleep too long.

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by Anonymous05/03/13

*****

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by demure10104/30/13

nice treatment of sth horrible!

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by Angeline04/29/13

I make it a point

to love any poem that casually tosses off "Boreas." It's an interesting thing you've done here: a calm, rather orderly recounting of a horrible storm. The poem is almost journalistic, reportorial. I don'tmore...

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by HarryHill04/29/13

I am begining to suspect your poems exist on many more levels than I see. This is as powerful as the storm that preceeded the write, and even includes the calm after.

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