Patti Masterman


April 19th - Poem by Patti Masterman

The catastrophe is happening now:
In what is seen- but more, in what is invisible;
In what is heard- but more, in what is silent.

There are no words written to address it,
There are no signs, pointing out its appearance.

If you could see the whole world's heart breaking,
You would lose your reason. But nothing is apparent-

Only the wind, blowing through the leaves
Only the sounds of vacant sighing.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness. ~ Ayn Rand

Comments about April 19th by Patti Masterman

  • Valerie Dohren (4/19/2012 12:03:00 PM)


    This is really beautiful Patti, so much said in so few words. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/19/2012 11:39:00 AM)


    and the wind cuts like a knife! great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2012



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