Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pompeii

And the people
went on
marrying and being given in marriage
right up to the day
when the liquid fire
covered their lives
and froze them,
together
in a moment
of eternal stagnation.

2 comments:

TACParent said...

Umm.... a documentary perhaps? Just curious how this poem came to be. Very nicely written. Missing you!

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

Actually, I wanted to write something with a volcano image in it, and this one just happened. Pompeii is a fascinating occurrence at any rate.

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