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Poet Dave Whippman

GOOD COPY Auden was wrong: sometimes the world can Stop, watch and wait, hold its collective breath After some outrage of nature or Man. There is no equality in death But hierarchy; grief is sorted. Two minutes observed silence for some, The rest unspectacular, unreported – For most of us, tragedy will come Privately: the…

Poet Claudia Schönfeld

Sakura you feed me on raw fish when our world’s upside down, chaos around, people drown, small as bugs in the sink while forces of nature grow tall and blossoming cherries bleed, spilling red, white – hopes like vomit on shaking ropes, will they hold? sing, sing sakura ‘cos spring is just ‘round the corner…

Poets for Tsunami Relief: Poet Shiv

Sunrise After 8.9 Yes there was a gory dark time of the eclipse of 8.9 But far on a rosy horizon to have darkness undone sits another baby sun I feel it somewhat low but I still feel it with glow This is the sun that will bring close those who in current life are…

Poet Runaway Sentence

how to explain devastation by earth and water to a child who loves the earth and the ocean? as snow melts and rains come down water pools on streets and seeps in new england basements during mud season? slow water rising not the same as tidal waves crashing no worries, little one no earthquakes here…

Poet Evelyn Adams

Somber Splash On a new toy Run film Tsunami old news We’ve seen it all Water to the wheels Water to the doors Water to the second floors Shock of water Is Cars rushing Warehouse next, floating Shrink of water Is We are small And The earth can get rid of us Whenever it wants…