Folding Mirror Poetry

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem draws an analogy between natural disasters and human wars. Are human wars as natural, unpredictable and unstoppable as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Human history up to the current time suggests so. The poem is shaped like a volcanic eruption, with the lower half of the poem preceding the upper half narratively.
Here’s the poem:
Natural Disasters
nuclear winter clouds all
bombers above radar
missiles fly silent
artillery arches
shellshock
war erupts out of earthquake words
propaganda
leaders launch
masses find voice
ideology under religion
culture clash tectonic impact
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk).

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  1. granbee says:

    Human-created disasters are NOT natural. They only mimic natural disasters ever since we became “bent” creatures, as defined by Charles Williams in his S.F. trilogy,written while hanging out with the likes of C.S.Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

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