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Divine Wind

by James Zealy

In a Land of Orchid petals
And Cherry Blooms
Lotus flowers
And Banzai delicacy

Crowded with tradition
And geisha grace
Crafted simplicity
Of respectful face

Where Divine Wind
Takes on New meaning
To a society
Where sacrifice is an expectation

Memoirs of disaster
Flail in steaming clouds
Written in earthen shifts
Of seismic power

An ocean of destruction
Wills nature's contempt
Of Scientific clumsy arrogance
Instructed as a lesson of ultimate power

Power no society can control
Power no faith can ordain
Power beautiful as it is destructive
Power fueled with our complacent waste

A demonstration of our helplessness
When the end of days marks our calendar
As we flounder as fish
Stranded where we are no longer welcome


Posted on 03/15/2011
Copyright © 2021 James Zealy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Clara Mae Gregory on 03/15/11 at 11:51 PM

This is my Divind Wind. Excellent,Kee.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 03/16/11 at 12:49 AM

Divine Wind - very interesting reading about this concept there. The last stanza does not seem needed here, given that very strong stanza before it with the repetition of the word "Power". This is a thought provoking piece.

Posted by Alison McKenzie on 03/16/11 at 02:02 PM

Well, nature's power does one thing for sure - it makes quick work of our arrogance and reminds us how small we are in the scheme of it all. Who among us is not drastically humbled by such immense forces? I enjoyed reading this very much!

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 03/18/11 at 09:34 PM

Excellent work, sir. I love every shot of imagery in this.

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 05/26/11 at 01:26 PM

and despite it all, we as a people will probably continue to be as arrogant as ever. excellent capture here!

Posted by Shawnacy Perez on 06/04/11 at 04:28 PM

a lovely and powerful tribute to Japan. beautiful work. banzai delicacy... such a phrase.

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