10.27.2012

anemoi

Systems may seem normal
but everything’s fouled up,
from the weather forecast
to every private place,
not safe, with no lifelines.
When will we know
whether this time qualifies
for the label infamy
and who gets to decide?
If we leave it to posterity,
they might look back warmly
describing this as quaint
as we’ll have toppled Olympus
and various other synecdoches.

17 comments:

  1. Your getting angry, understandably so, and hitting back with the dictionary :-)
    We're keeping our fingers crossed for it to be milder than anticipated. I remember sitting through one of these, as luck would have it, on my own apart from a scared 3-year old. A dingy tethered to the front-door. Just as well it didn't come to that.

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  2. I am hoping that our weather forecast will be better than expected ~ Nice word, quaint ~

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  3. Challenging weather all over, kiddo. Makes anyone who has seen An Inconvenient Truth pretty nervous. Hope you come thru it safe and sound.

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  4. you've said quite a lot here, Marian...and very quaintly, too. x

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  5. You raise some very good questions in your poem and sent me scurrying to the dictionary.....never a bad thing! Here's hoping we don't topple Olympus.

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  6. the last two lines were rhetorical brilliance.take care during the Frankenstorm.

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  7. You go, girl!
    However history may describe us, it will be revisionist, and not truly capturing the essence of what it was like...how could they? They weren't here!

    P.S. People who live in Schenectady probably thinK you are spelling the name of their town wrong...LOL

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  8. Take care during the storm--great writing--and not at all quaint

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  9. ahh and the storm has arrived..or perhaps has only just begun...but it will end...they always pass, eventually.

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  10. Human history is punctuated with storms and revolutions, is it not?

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  11. A timely write, it has been so cool keeping up with your real time Facebook posts...felt like I was listening to War of The Worlds on the Radio...lol. Great write Girly Q!

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  12. ahhhh... hello everyone. thanks thanks! all good here, we were spared the worst of the storm.

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  13. Lets hope those in need find their lifelines...

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  14. ...I'm sure even the tv doesn't do this devastation justice. How can one truly report terror and fear?

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  15. This is clever and I sure hope we do not topple Olympus...
    We do not have a worthy replacement..yikes!

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  16. So, history is written by the winners and Jim Cantore?

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  17. apparently! though i did have to google Jim Cantore.

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