Theme: Nature

A Storm Called Sandy*

Nineteen days later
Sandy interpreted Deluge 
with all her wrath and fury
roaring ashore the eastcoast
as hurricane
 
Inflamed and aroused
She lashed, smashed
and brought the tri-state
on its knees
 
Five blocks down
where my posterity thrives
a tree came cracking down
  
No sooner I read the text
and my wife showed me
the photo on facebook,
I saw myself kneeling down,
praying to Varuna
seeking relief from her fury

What a shame
that all this while
I thought, I understood
Aham Brahmasmi

*Sandy: Storm of USA, 10/29/2012 onwards
See also my blog on "Fury of Sandy Hurricane,
Aftermath of Sandy and Revival after sandy*

29-Oct-2012

More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1494     Comments: 13

Comments on this Poem

Comment The poem makes for a rivetting read. Brings out man's vulnerability and the omnipotence of nature.

Ramendra Kumar
01-Nov-2012 07:16 AM

Comment The poem begins where you concluded, Raju Bhai. Very engaging revelation of the human intellectual dilemma. Thanks for sharing

VidurJyoti
01-Nov-2012 02:07 AM

Comment This poem really captures the crux of the situation for any New Yorker in the tri-state area. I hope you and your family are alright.

Samantha Bayer
30-Oct-2012 11:30 AM

Comment Thanks all for your comments. Special thanks to Arundhati Sarkar

Raj
30-Oct-2012 10:43 AM

Comment so Purush is only he ,remain is Prakriti. Whenever human try to become Brahma.. .Nature take him back to a part of Prakriti.

aravind asiyaa
30-Oct-2012 07:19 AM

Comment I consider it a natural phenomenon -- free of any divine origination -- unmindful of what comes in its way.

N.Mutsuddi
30-Oct-2012 07:17 AM

Comment The paradox in between man's thinking that he and the Divine are the one & the same receives a severe jolt when one has to face a natural disaster . Man's helplessness in the face of Nature's fury is poignantly depicted in the poem .The inherent paradox in the human condition is touchingly depicted here.

Arundhati Sarkar
30-Oct-2012 05:15 AM

Comment Churning of the seas is Nature's way for reminding us of significance of purifying body and spirit!!

jennifermariebayer
30-Oct-2012 03:38 AM

Comment Scary!!! Our daughter's family is in Connecticut.

Pavalamani Pragasam
30-Oct-2012 03:26 AM

Comment Katrina, Ike, Wilma, Ivan and now Sandy...did we ever thought why ? isn't it God's wrath, sending this way over & over again...to warn against all evils, to all those treacherous hearts who are doing injustice & misleading people by hooks & crooks in the greed to rule over the world !
Its the time to ask for HIS forgiveness & Refuge, bcoz He is the Supreme Judge, undoubtedly!

Good work & wonderful depiction of the situation!

farhat farooqui
30-Oct-2012 03:17 AM

Comment A powerful read mixing ancient and modern references that leads to heightened understanding of the world around.

sunil sharma
30-Oct-2012 02:26 AM

Comment great...

srikant
30-Oct-2012 01:06 AM

Comment the poem is excellent for its suggestiveness. By using a topical incident great things of life can be described. Man returns to his essential self in time of crisis. this is the message given by the poet...

Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee
30-Oct-2012 00:59 AM


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