“6.5 quake shakes buildings on California coast” (Neal Whitman)

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wind chimes
through the window
our pooch trembling

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Headlines:

“6.5 quake shakes buildings on California coast” (Monterey Herald)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (seeĀ poet biographies). ReadĀ more by this poet.

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^ 3 Comments...

  1. Chen-ou Liu

    Neal, you expertly use aural imagery to stretch the impact of the poem on the reader’s senses. T

    hanks for sharing.

    Chen-ou

  2. Neal Whitman

    Chou-ou,

    your baby cries
    my mobile chimes
    one house, one sound

    Amicus poeticae,
    Neal

  3. Bill Kenney

    I experienced my first California earthquake on a visit during the spring of 2009. I won’t tell you where I was sitting, but I dropped the magazine.

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