Wednesday, January 29

A Poem for Thursday...."The Flood"





"Noah survives the Flood"...ceramic by Alan Snape


The Flood
Two four six is a children’s rhyme.
Two, four and six is the sleepy time.
Don’t frighten the kids just give them a smile.
Can’t go swimming for the waves are too high.
It’s only the earth dear when all’s said and done.
It’s just the blue planet, see… we orbit the sun.
There’s no need for temperate people to fear.
They’re far, far away from the garden my dear.
Go fly a kite while the winds are so high.
But don’t frighten the children,
Just give them a smile.

I wrote this quite a while ago after the Japanese tsunami.....
...since then edited it...
but I should think ...the people of Somerset are wondering about Noah and whether they should start building those boats.

8 comments:

  1. we are far from the garden, that is for sure....
    we could live in fear of nature or accept that we have little
    control...which hopefully will turn us back to greater pursuits.

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    1. this is true...the people of Somerset are rowing throiugh the gardens this month!!! ...it's called the levels and I suppose it has levelled all people to the same crisis!!

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  2. Hi. Good to see you here. Enjoyed the rhyming and rhythm of this - looks beautifully circular on the page too! Another 2" of rain forecast for Friday/Saturday - so very apposite for of us in England just now.

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    1. thankyou Colin!!..good to see you too!!

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  3. cool write... also, nice rhyme scheme

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    1. thankyou Anthony...my love is for rhythm and rhyme.....

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  4. I Love that sculpture!

    Don't know what's going on in Somerset but know the people of new Jersey and New York well actually the entire eastern seaboard better get their head out of the muck, i think they may be afloat before to long.

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  5. oops!...my goodness ...what a world.....love your use of the word "muck"...very Irish!!

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