Thursday, September 11, 2008

Follow the Light (John McCutcheon)

On the 7th (impossible to believe) anniversary of 9/11 and the impending landfall of Hurricane Ike on the Texas coast - prayers, blessings and love to everyone involved (that would be all of us...)

[ Added 9/15/08: Watched 102 Minutes That Changed America last night - what an impactful documentary, especially because there is no narration or commentary... ]

After Horace, Odes, I, 34

Anything can happen. You know how Jupiter
Will mostly wait for clouds to gather head
Before he hurls the lightning? Well just now
He galloped his thunder cart and his horses

Across a clear blue sky.. It shook the earth
and the clogged underearth, the River Styx,
the winding streams, the Atlantic shore itself.
Anything can happen, the tallest towers

Be overturned, those in high places daunted,
Those overlooked regarded. Stropped-beak Fortune
Swoops, making the air gasp, tearing the crest off one,
Setting it down bleeding on the next.

Ground gives. The heaven’s weight
Lifts up off Atlas like a kettle lid.
Capstones shift. Nothing resettles right.
Telluric ash and fire-spores boil away.

QUOTE: "There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

1 comment:

  1. Yes, that would be all of us...prayers have gone out & will continue to...we are all in this together. Blessings, Kate in W.W.