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You See How It Happened – Tsunami Poem

You See How It Happened – Tsunami Poem

Now that the shock of the Tsunami is over and the impact of that many deaths by nature sinks into our psyches, poems and art work about it are beginning to emerge as a means of healing.

One such poem, by New Hampshire author Laura Foley, has a haunting beauty. Read it here:

You See How it Happened

You see how it happened.
I lost a father, a mother.
I lost a husband.
My sons left me.
I was alone with a daughter
I could not see
in a house that had no foundation.
I was homeless.
I shuffled through streets, ate
from strangers’ plates, wandered
on forest paths
until the lamp of the world went out.
Obsessions faded.
I returned home, free in my mind.
From across the river, three tall boats were gliding in.

–Laura Foley

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Poem reprinted by permission of the author.

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5:31AM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

great poem

2:03AM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Thanks for the info.

9:08AM PDT on Mar 18, 2011

Wonderful poem and so heartwrenching.

12:33PM PST on Dec 11, 2010

Surprising how words put in the right order can make you warm inside out

5:35AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010

Thanks for the article.

9:54PM PDT on Jul 31, 2010

Amazing. This is the kind of impact I try for in my own poetry (not typically with success).

4:45PM PDT on Jul 21, 2010

What a beautiful poem...

7:20PM PDT on Jun 14, 2010

Lovely poem. Thanks Annie.

4:47AM PST on Feb 22, 2010

TY. Lovely

2:38AM PST on Feb 21, 2010

Tsunami, never return. You have caused enough damage for a life time.

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