Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Sakurajima Volcano - A Work in Progress


 Mysterious control!
They have restarted
A nuclear plant

The first
Online
since the Fuku/disaster.


        There is a volcano

By name
Cherry Island
        (no longer an island! such is its power)


        Lying 30 miles  distant


Today or tonight
Or maybe
tomorrow

      when the magma flows


And the cherry trees glow
   Certain eyebrows   will rise
       in feigned surprise

  local people were told
To be bold
no chance of Sakurajima eruption


  heed as we say
the current alerts
 The sequence of warnings
 
      Not the unsettling
look
of the neighbour


Cherry tree tremolos
 and
Expanding        magma
       
   What power
   controls
and Commands?



Note: Mount Sakurajima is only 50 kms from the just-restarted Sendai nuclear plant (Japan Times)

Update of           Evacuation alert lifted 2 days ago.
24 Aug 2015:



9 comments:

  1. Really interesting piece. Greetings!

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    1. I apologise for it being a work in progress . . . It will change as I leave it to bubble and smoke overnight.

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  2. Magma refuses to obey governmental directives.
    __Free thought Gwil W, nature obeys only itself. Nifty_!

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    1. I'm going down that path. I was a bit rushed yesterday. I am tidying up and building it as time permits.

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  3. It is all too terrifying for me Gwil as in all things nuclear (and volcanic) one feels so helpless.

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    1. Nature will always have the last word.

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  4. Your poems are very hard for me to absorb in one easy go, and to comment would be useless.

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    1. It's Pompeii on steroids waiting to happen. Hopefully it won't.

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  5. Japan Times has 3 new updates on this volcano in last 2 days, last 7 hours ago, (on google).

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