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.
I returned home, free in my mind.
From across the river, three tall boats were gliding in.
Poem reprinted by permission of the author.