Early this morning, before sunrise I sat down to write in the Fish House. Unexpectedly I was inspired to write my first poem, which I have titled Sea-Rise.
In Greenland, Antarctica, and beyondthe ice is melting into riversgiant glaciers gradually softengravity guides them surely to seaInexorable, unstoppablewe are impotent to halt the rivers of icetwo hundred thousand in numbermostly beyond our sight and mindUnseen but in control of our coastal worldfrozen waters are changing formour ocean planet is reminding us of our placeour connection to the seaSteady shores lured us, invited usto build bigger and biggeras if we were in command.silly usWe have awakened the sleeping polar giantsa sea change has just begunthis is a new epochwelcome to the anthropoceneIt is a revolutionary realitythe sea is rising. slowly nowshe is giving us time to adaptif we dare look at the futureKing tides make it clearwaters will go from feet to chinwe will emerge or be submergednow is the time for us to rise
The poem is also posted on my blog