Tag Archives: hurricanes

Visit Puerto Rico with Wings of Healing

Read through hurricane-weary eyes, Coleridge’s “Dejection: An Ode” promises soulful hope.

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Will Ships Be Sent to Puerto Rico?

We need to send ships to Puerto Rico as we did to Haiti following the earthquake. I imagine them showing up as the unexpected ships in the “Lord of the Rings” siege of Gondor.

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Irma as Milton’s & Dante’s Infernos

If one thinks of a hurricane “eye” as an anus, then the winds from hell take on a different resonance–especially when seen through Milton’s and Dante’s eyes.

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Prayer for My Granddaughters

As Hurricane Irma bears down on Florida after having devastated several islands, I find myself delivering up Yeats’s “Prayer for My Daughter.”

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Haiyan, Climate Change Denial, & Lear

“King Lear” gives us language to describe Typhoon Haiyan and also a framework to understand climate change denialism.

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