Monday, October 18, 2010

34 - Walrus and Storm

Prodigious weight
among the rocks
grand snow-white tusks
the walrus
an animal peculiar
to the arctic regions.
Black clouds
gathered thick and fast
around us
and a tremendous storm
came on.
The horizon was shrouded
in darkness,
fearful gusts of wind
lashed the ocean into foam,
rain descended in torrents
livid lightning
glared athwart the gloom.
The tempest swept on
and my whole agonized heart
arose, earnest for our deliverance
pg 224 - 225
Swiss Family Robinson
by Johann Wyss
Altered by Sasheena Kurfman 2010

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