Treasure Island

Lola Ridge

(December 12, 1873- May 19, 1941 / Dublin)

The Destroyer


I am of the wind…
A wisp of the battering wind…

I trail my fingers along the Alps
And an avalanche falls in my wake…
I feel in my quivering length
When it buries the hamlet beneath…

I hurriedly sweep aside
The cities that clutter our path…
As we whirl about the circle of the globe…
As we tear at the pillars of the world…
Open to the wind,
The Destroyer!
The wind that is battering at your gates.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, February 08, 2012

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