Unfinished Poem: ‘1752’

About a month ago I decided to designate Friday mornings, from 8am-9am, as ‘Unfinished Poetry Hour’. During this time I would simply work on poems that I have not finished, and have been desiring to finish for a long time. My poem ‘The Inventor’ was a result of this time, and because of that I have decided to post my progress, on poems I’m working on, every Friday for you to read through. Part of the reason for this site is that you could journey with me through my creative process, and I think this is yet another great way for that to happen.

So, here is the progress of my current unfinished poem, ‘1752’:


I will hold you through the night
Through the storm and through the rain
Like Franklin’s dampened kite
Caught suspended high in flight
Far above the flooded plain

Where the clap and thunder merge
And sparks of lightning sail
To filter, cleanse, and purge
With a scattered static surge
And a fierce rebuking gale

© Jeremiah Dowling 2012


About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

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