Here in my home state, New Jersey, I have come to the realization that haiku is the best poetry form when it comes to reading in the dark. Hurricane Sandy’s effects have been felt from the south up to Michigan. If your eyes are straining, but you’d like to do a little reading, try these.
full autumn moon to my gate comes rising crested tide -Basho
moonless night… a powerful wind embraces the ancient cedars -Basho
…And I would like to include one from a recent favorite book:
power lines a measure of silence between poles From”seeds” by Yu Chang ***
Does anybody else have poems that might speak to what people are going through now? Poems about darkness, poems about heavy winds, poems about flooding or freezing?