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Sleep, Leviathan

Sleep, Leviathan

A Poem by Annette Pisano-Higley

Sleep, Leviathan,
Did not Ahab slake your thirst?
Rest in your dark triumph.

The promise to us,
Never again by water.
We trust in His words.

Sleep, Leviathan,
Gluttony unbecoming,
Let us live in peace.

© 2018 Annette Pisano-Higley

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love your allusion to Moby Dick and how you wound that throughout the piece....the only peace for Ahab would have been truimph....but wars with whatles, with others, with self.....they motivate us for some reason...but in the end...the peace is still elusive.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Annette, my beautiful friend... another beautiful prayer, from Your loving caring heart, Your words ring in the depth of faith, yet calming they are, like the soft sun ray after a storm... really a wonderful piece, Your sincere emotions felt deeply through Your words.

Posted 11 Months Ago

What an imaginative way to personify this (these?) storm (storms). A calm sea blesses while an angry one terrorizes. Some will say it's God's wrath over this thing or that, but I think it's nature being itself. (Helped along by global warming)

Posted 11 Months Ago

*sigh* This...this is why I came to you for help, you're an expert in the field I'm trying to write about and you will make my story better with just your touch or hand in it.

This is a perfect description of what is trying its damnedest to be a perfect storm.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Annette Pisano-Higley

11 Months Ago

Awww- you make me blush! Thank you Miz C. Hope I was able to help you.
Not sure of the story behind this Annette, i think it is greed.. wanting more when he has already taken too much ?

Posted 11 Months Ago

Annette Pisano-Higley

11 Months Ago

Good Morning Stella. You are right. I used Moby Dick- the Leviathan- as a metaphor for the hurricane.. read more
Stella Armour

11 Months Ago

ah, i should have realized that... silly me , and a great metaphor too :)
Annette Pisano-Higley

11 Months Ago

No, my being unclear is at fault. I appreciate your review dear Stella

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Added on September 9, 2017
Last Updated on May 31, 2018


Annette Pisano-Higley
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