June 2, 2011

The River Rushes to Rise Inside the Wind: "When Winds take Forests in the Paws— The Universe—is still— "

Springfield, MassachusettsJune 1, 2011.


He fumbles at your Soul
As Players at the Keys
Before they drop full Music on—
He stuns you by degrees—
Prepares your brittle Nature
For the Ethereal Blow
By fainter Hammers—further heard—
Then nearer—Then so slow
Your Breath has time to straighten—
Your Brain—to bubble Cool—
Deals—One—imperial—Thunderbolt—
That scalps your naked Soul—

When Winds take Forests in the Paws—
The Universe—is still—

-- Dickenson, 315

HT: neo-neocon's Tornado in Springfield, MA where she notes: "If you want to feel insignificant and vulnerable, or if you just want to see the force of a very powerful medium-sized tornado, take a look at this video. Note what happens to the river."

Posted by Vanderleun at June 2, 2011 12:14 PM
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Why does this video automatically start playing as soon as I open this web page?

Posted by: pst314 at June 2, 2011 7:50 PM

We seem to be having a unusual season of tornadoes.

In a dream, a tornado is a harbinger of change.

With the economy in the straights that it is, I thought it'd be entertaining to connect the two and 'see where it goes'.

Posted by: cond0010 at June 2, 2011 11:15 PM

Still playing automatically. It's annoying.

Posted by: pst314 at June 3, 2011 11:12 AM

Gerard,

Look at the html source for this page:
flashvars="vid=25413658&autoPlay=1&volume=100&enableFullScreen=1"

I think you need to change to "autoPlay=0".

Posted by: pst314 at June 3, 2011 11:16 AM