Image and Description for Poem #315

He fumbles at your Soul
As Players at the Keys
Before they drop full music on –
He stuns you by degrees –
Prepares your brittle Nature
For the Ethereal Blow
By fainter Hammers – further heard –
Then nearer – Then so slow
Your Breath has time to straighten –
Your Brain – to bubble Cool –
Deals – One – imperial – Thunderbolt –
That scalps your naked Soul –

When Winds take Forests in their Paws –
The Universe – is still –


Our lives can be so tragic but as equally peaceful. Dealing with our many troubles in life, things that come up suddenly that “stun you by degrees”, a fight, a death, money problems, etc.. These things make you feel weak and “Brittle” like “Hammers” are trying to break you, your spirit, your soul, and your strength. But then God presents us with the vastness of the universe, the mountains, the ocean, the sky, and sky scrapers, or until you hear “full music on” or “One imperial – Thunderbolt –“, you realize how insignificant you and your problems really are. Caught in this heavenly moment, “That scalps your naked Soul –“ takes you outside yourself but at the same time feeling more alive than never before, “Your Breath has time to straighten –/ Your Brain – to bubble Cool-“. However, with the massive beauty of nature, also comes the most tragic and violent acts of the universe that kills you instantly with “One imperial – Thunderbolt –“, a tsunami, hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, etc.. With the natural wonders of the earth, God can kill or comfort, “When Winds take Forests in their Paws –“ to hold you “The Universe – is still –“.


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