Saturday, June 12, 2010

Animals' Song of the Gulf - MyPoWriYe #73


Sometimes there are poems you wish you didn't have to write.  Thoughts you wish you didn't have to think. News you wish you didn't have to watch.  Facts you wish you didn't have to know.

Yesterday at The Drift Record, Julie Larios shared "Seal Lullaby" by Rudyard Kipling along with photographs of the oil spill in the Gulf.

What can any of us say?


(Please click on COMMENTS below to share a thought.)

5 comments:

Deborah said...

Thank you for this poignant and stark poem. It says so much in very few words--naming a sad reality that leaves me feeling empty and sad.

Mary Lee said...

Deborah said just what I'm thinking...how can I feel more raw than I did after reading Julie Larios' selection...but I do. Tears jump to my eyes. I am not proud to be a human right now...

Toby Speed said...

This poem is powerful. Its brevity, and your ability to just say what you want to say without unnecessary adornment, makes it succeed.

Amy LV said...

Thank you for your notes today. That poem was just out there...I only got to write it down. So sad.
A.

Kyle said...

Beautiful poem. Where is the Manhattan Project for clean energy? I am feeling the secondary emotion of anger...