Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pray for Taiwan and China.

August 10, 2009 A Million in China Evacuate Ahead of Typhoon


BEIJING — Saying they were taking no chances, Chinese officials evacuated a million coastal residents on Sunday as a weakened Typhoon Morakot swept onto the mainland south of Shanghai after battering Taiwan the day before.

I pulled these words from the blog on Commonweal magazine.

“some lines from Denise Levertov’s poem “The Thread.” ... Christ’s metaphor informs the whole of what I take to be her description of her poetical and religious journey:”

Something is very gently,
invisibly, silently,
pulling at me-a thread
or net of threads
finer than cobweb and as
elastic. I haven’t tried
the strength of it. No barbed hook
pierced and tore me. Was it
not long ago this thread
began to draw me? Or
way back? Was I
born with its knot about my
neck, a bridle? Not fear
but a stirring
of wonder makes me
catch my breath when I feel
the tug of it when I thought
it had loosened itself and gone.