Hurricane Sandy and King Lear

“King Lear”

A little Shakespearian defiance for all those who weathered the destructive forces of Hurricane Sandy:

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks; rage, blow,
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drenched our steeples, drown’d the cocks,
You sulph’rous and thought-executing fires,
Vaunt couriers of oak-cleaving thunderbolts,
Singe my white head.  And thou, all-shaking thunder,
Strike flat the thick rotundity o’ th’ world;
Crack nature’s moulds, all germens spill at once
That make ingrateful man.”

(King Lear, King Lear, 3.3.4-11)


About poeticmeditations

A 19th-century romantic poet living in the 21st-century. The Romantic poets, nib pens, candlelight, waistcoats, and pocket watches are a few of my favorite things.
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