Friday, April 15, 2011

April 15 Profile

Blitz poem (but shorter) to the Old Man in the Mountain (also known as Profile) of NH

Face Up Now

Mountain top rock
Mountain top face
Face of a man
Face of a God
God’s sign
God of interstate
Interstate through a Notch
Interstate by Frost’s place
Place in New Hampshah
Place in the universe
Universe wide
Universe cold as ice
Ice sheet receded
Ice age eroded
Eroding continued
Eroding never stopped
Stopped the face
Stopped the falling
Falling overnight
Falling into day
Day of wreckage
Day of emblems lost
Lost the symbol on coins
Lost the image on signs
Sign of permanence once
Sign of transience now
Now we gaze at crumbling
Now we hike and ski alone

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