After The Earthquake

After the first astounding rush,
after the weeks at the lake,
the crystal, the clouds, the water lapping the rocks,
the snow breaking under our boots like skin,

by Erica Jong Click to read full poem

Comments (10)

Here, living with you, love is still the only subject that matters. I open to you like a flowering wound,
After the first astounding rush, after the weeks at the lake, the crystal, the clouds, the water lapping the rocks, the snow breaking under our boots like skin, & the long mornings in bed...' amazing words for an amazing way to live
Beside you. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Looking back at the life which has passed so many land marks as well as ups and downs with complacence has to be commended. Quite sensational. Thanks for sharing.
where deserts were, there are now seas. Amazing conceptualization. Heartiest Congrats on the modern Poetess Of The Day.
A high standard evaluated poem so nicely presented. What happens after earthquake has fantastically been composed.. like.. You changed the topography. Where valleys were, there are now mountains. Where deserts were, there now are seas. We rub each other, but we do not wear away..Thanks for posting such fascinated poem. Congratulation for this poem as a poem of the day...10
We have to go through much ups and downs in life and it is better to fight them out and live in peace. We rub each other, but we do not wear away. The sand gets finer & our skins turn silk. is the gist of the beautiful poem here. Loved it. Congrats.
Wonderfully done Erica.Congratulations on being member of the day Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
This poem reminds me of the song EARTHQUAKE popularized by FLIRTATIONS........... Like an earthquake............ Well-penned.......
Family poetry is really great. The ups and downs on love and understanding can be greatly depicted from our experiences. What an earthquake!