Treasure Island

John F. McCullagh

(09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Force Of Nature


Without the wind, without the rain
The stone of Earth would stone remain.
Did not the breath of Boreas blow
to form the canyons here below?
If not for Kymopoleia and her waves
Would there be underwater caves?
Imperceptibly, drop by drop,
The tears of heaven can conquer rock.
Turn stone to sediment by degree
And make its way back to the sea.
So too, my tears will work their art
Upon thy adamantine heart
And, in their final victory,
carry back your love to me.

Submitted: Saturday, June 08, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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