Monday, October 29, 2012

MAGPIE...Prompt #141



THANK YOU,Tess at Magpie Tales...


HURRICANE SANDY

Amphitrite,
Thetis,
Galatea,
nymphs and mermaids all,
able to unlock the ocean
into a Red Sea.

Rolling pebbles
from the foot of the deep,
a thousand years
for a handful of sand.

We'll name a new Nereid,
let her roil and churn,
a spinning tempest,
windblown,
a debutante sprite,
with a dragon's tongue,

dipping fire,
drinking deeply,
a tango,
a surge.

The traveler,
wrapped in a hurricane,
knows his refuge is the sea.




29 comments:

Berowne said...

Remarkably innovative, not to mention erudite, take on the prompt - thanks!

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh beautiful...especially that last stanza. Stay dry. Stay safe.

Stafford Ray said...

You are having a rough time of it. I dread the wind knocking over a tall building!
Yes, the refuge in a storm is more often the sea. Wrecks happen most where sea meets land!

Brian Miller said...

oy, here is to hoping she doesnt wreck the place too bad...we are getting the rain....the win gusts but is not too bad...guess we will see what happens in the next couple hours...

a debutante sprite,
with a dragon's tongue

ha i like those lines...

Lyn said...

Hi Berowne-
Storms take over, enchant me..thanks so much for your comment.
Stay safe!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
That photo really spoke to me..thank you!
Now..news..$60,000,000. Apts, on 57th st. Can't secure crane at top floor, in 100 MPH wind..slipping..

Lyn said...

Hi Stafford-
How good to know that out to sea is the place to go! Mother nature, huh? Thanks for good thoughts..

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
So glad you enjoyed the debutante sprite! Wouldn't mind being one!! Thanks..

Carrie Burtt said...

"a thousand years for a handful of sand"....what an amazing line....love this Lyn! :-)

dori said...

Definitely evokes old sea tales. Beautiful.

Helen said...

My thoughts are with everyone in the path of Sandy ... I have lived through three Florida hurricanes, I know the power, the devastation. I'm sitting in a Midwest airport right now, thankful I'm flying west!

Other Mary said...

Wow! Mythic and lovely and powerful!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Every line....perfectly called...enchanting!

Sue said...

Love the ending particularly. Stay safe!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
You are always so kind..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Friends-
So happy to have survived Sandy's wrath last night. I'm in the upper E side of Manhattan, raised elevation, so we have electricity, power. Still hoping for the best. Thanks for all your good wishes!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Safe flight! Hope all is enjoyable...and thanks for good wishes. Someday I'll be able to read your blog again...I need some magic!

Lyn said...

Hi dori-
Thanks..I too feel the mythic quality of wild weather!

Lyn said...

Hi Other Mary-
You really got it..that's what I meant! Thank you...

Lyn said...

Hi Blue Sky Dreaming-
Thanks for your very kind words..it was the image, after all...

Lyn said...

Hi Sue-
Trying to stay safe..so far...thank you.. surrender to mother nature, sometimes!!

Kutamun said...

Theres something very Protean about this, then , they never are " just a storm" , these weather events. Sandy may be very apt ! . Big things moving in the north american unconscious sea , wonder if it will wash away the tripe you are having to endure ?

Lyn said...

Hi Kutamun-
Very big things moving in the great unconscious! Maybe Sandy will change things..more compassion? Thanks...

Helena said...

A very stirring read. I'm hoping Sandy and her movements will pass completely soon.

Lyn said...

Hi Helena-
Thanks so much for the comment..and I believe that Sandy has inflicted much damage..amazing!

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Thanks for coming to the Halloween/Fall party at the Tabby Cat Club. Always fun to see you. Hope you made it home safely. Remember what happened at the party stays at the party.

Lyn said...

Hi Gracie-
That's why your parties are so popular....shhh...Thank you...

Bee's Blog said...

To us, Mother Nature seems totally out of control - to her, it's normal and a lesson to us all that weather is so unpredictable. Well done.

Lyn said...

Hi Bee-
Thank you...yes, we do have to pay attention to the weather..a high price has been paid here..I'm so lucky though!

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