24 April 2018

Whirlpools of Personhood

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Whirlpools on a rocky coast by Hiroshige (1797-1858 Japan)*

Waterfalls develop near their source,
and splash fast in whirlpools beneath them.

Cold currents spin, select seaward ways,
stream down to sculpt rocky mountainsides.

Mountains shape these youth who, rollicking,
cajole and caress with gravity's challenges.

Some enter sciences, some the arts,
some love work, some excel at leisure.

Carrying what they can remember
of whirlpool creation and its peace.

Where we were together and alone.
When we learned to reason, sense and breathe.

The title "Whirlpools of Personhood" is a phrase from my previous poem on this blog.  It wasn't through with me.  I attempted Tri-syllable trimeter here, though my natural meter is iambic pentameter.

* Let me  know if this is an inappropriate use of this image and I will remove it.  
I chose it because the whirlpools delight  me.

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© 2018 Susan L. Chast  

1 comment:

Sherry Marr said...

I like "carrying what they can remembr of whirlpool creation and its peace."