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Going For Great. Brockmann, Carolee. Golden Treasury of Mother Goose, The. Retold by, Werner, Jane. Goodbye, My Island. Rogers, Jean. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warn that Florence remains deadly because of its size and slow forward speed, even if its top sustained winds have dropped it to Category 2 status as a hurricane.
Director Ken Graham says there is nothing "minor" about this hurricane. Water causes the most deaths during tropical storms and hurricanes, and Florence expected to cause dangerous flooding. Storm surge flooding also could push 2 miles or more inland if Florence lingers for days along the coast. Act Of Defiance Jeff Lawson worries wind strong wind my damage his home in CityofWilm , but he refused to leave before hurricaneflorence.
He even wrote a message on his boarded windows for the hurricane just off the coast. He has also made preparations to survive for days. Senior hurricane specialist Stacy Stewart warns that Florence being a slow hurricane could mean three to four hours of battering, beach-eroding winds for some areas.
She says a few dozen people are already there, including a year-old who said her family plans to stay there tonight because of concerns about the stability of their mobile home. She said they live in Charlotte, but they are concern about the stability of their mobile home. The outer bands of wind and rain from Hurricane Florence are moving onshore along North Carolina's barrier islands as the massive storm bears down on the Southeastern coastline. Category of the storm is only related to wind, it does not tell you about all of the impacts with a hurricane like florence.
Our impacts have not changed with storm surge and catastrophic flooding. Do not let your guard down. Its forward movement slowed to 12 mph and top sustained winds stayed at mph. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami don't expect it to strengthen from a Category 2 hurricane before it moves ashore, but they say the real problem will be water as Florence lingers along the coast through Saturday.
Thursday morning update on Florence and the impacts here. The mayor of Myrtle Beach says her city has done as much as it can to prepare for Hurricane Florence. This storm is still expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding and catastrophic flash flooding. Brenda Bethune says that public safety crews have been checking to make sure businesses are secure, and looking for anything that could become a projectile as the winds come ashore.
But the mayor says she knows many people are ignoring evacuation orders. She hopes they'll stay inside once the winds, rain and floods arrive. What makes Myrtle Beach so special? Our amazing community! I am filled with pride at how we have come together to prepare for Florence, and mostly to pray for our City and those in her path. We are Myrtle Beach Strong! She says people often want to get outside and take pictures.
Bad idea, she says because emergency crews won't be able to reach them in the storm. The Coast Guard says port operations in Charleston have been stopped as Hurricane Florence approaches the coast. The Coast Guard said ocean-going vessels were told to prepare to leave. Those heading to Charleston were told to find another destination.
The Coast Guard warned pleasure boaters to find safe harbors and noted that drawbridges might not operate once winds reach 25 mph. As Florence inches closer to the Carolina coast, it will actually be pretty quiet around Charlotte Thursday. We will see a partly cloudy day with highs in the mids and little to no chance of rain. The worst weather for the Charlotte region will start up Saturday afternoon, with heavy rain and wind threats lasting through Monday.
This could lead to widespread flooding concerns and power outages. While rain is the main threat for us, strong winds are likely here too! Richmond County has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning. Conditions can be expected to worsen by early Saturday in that area. Richmond county has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning. Conditions will go down hill by early Saturday in this area.
The National Hurricane Center's 5 a. It remains a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of mph. Even though the storm may have weakened slightly in the past 24 hours, the threats for us have NOT changed. Flooding and strong winds still remain a big threat this weekend. The gradually slowing but still life-threatening storm is moving northwest at 15 mph. Little change in strength is expected before the center reaches the coast. Weakening is expected after the center moves inland. The Miami-based center says the center of Florence will approach the coasts of North and South Carolina later today.
It then will move near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina in the hurricane warning area later Thursday and Friday. But authorities warn Florence has an enormous wind field as it zeroes in on the Southeast U. Finally - some consensus!
Florence pic. The storm is moving northwest at 17 mph. The National Hurricane Center's says it expects Florence will blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then slog westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding.
Monstrous Hurricane Florence seen churning toward the southeastern U. The American Red Cross is readying for response across as many as 11 states. In western North Carolina, the Red Cross is opening shelters for evacuees. Red Cross workers told me they want to get the word out to those escaping the storm that they are open and ready for them! WSOCWeather wsoctv pic. Officials say as many as , people may need emergency shelter. More than 1, Red Cross disaster workers are helping Hurricane Florence relief efforts. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the Southeastern coast.
Forecasters said wind speeds have dropped from a high of mph to mph, reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2, and additional fluctuations and weakening were likely as it swirled toward land.
But authorities warned Florence has an enormous wind field that has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land and making Florence extremely dangerous. The National Hurricane Center's best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then slog its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses and farm fields. Channel 9 will have continuing coverage of Hurricane Florence and its potential impacts along the Carolina coast.
About 5. Water kills more people in hurricanes than wind, and he said it will still be an extremely dangerous storm for rain and storm surge. President Donald Trump both touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way. It's a big one," he said at the White House. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. It's unclear exactly how many people fled, but more than 1. Airlines had canceled nearly 1, flights and counting. Home Depot and Lowe's activated emergency response centers to get generators, trash bags and bottled water to stores before and after the storm.
The two hardware chains said they sent in a total of around 1, trucks. Duke Energy, the nation's No. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm's aftermath, it said. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov.
Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not immediately order any evacuations. In Virginia, where about , residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence's path largely missing the state. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte.
Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle. Melody Rawson evacuated her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach and arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia, to camp for free with three other adults, her disabled son, two dogs and a pet bird. Three other Southern raceways also opened campgrounds to evacuees. Forecasters worried the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.
The trend is "exceptionally bad news," said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it "smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge. With South Carolina's beach towns more in the bull's-eye because of the shifting forecast, Ohio vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand.
Most other beachgoers were long gone. You feel like you should have already left. Rabindranath Tagore And you O my soul where you stand, Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans The Poet Out of the deep and the dark, A sparkling mystery, a shape, Something perfect, Comes like the stir of the day: One whose breath is an odor, Whose eyes show the road to stars, The breeze in his face, The glory of heaven on his back. He steps like a vision hung in air, Diffusing the passion of eternity; Yone Noguchi Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly? And now Miniver Cheevy Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn, Grew lean while he assailed the seasons; He wept that he was ever born, And he had reasons. Miniver loved the days of old When swords were bright and steeds were prancing; The vision of a warrior bold Richard Lovelace Common Magic Your best friend falls in love and her brain turns to water. You stop for lunch in a Bronwen Wallace From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest our best men with thee do go, Sonoma He totaled his blue truck — slowly spun out on an icy bridge, rammed it into a guard rail.
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They lay in little ashy heaps along the roadside And blew in drifts across the fairgrounds and fields. Light Shining out of Darkness God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. William Cowper Song for a Silent Treatment. I told her, in plain language, how I felt. It doesn't matter. Allons, feignons David McGimpsey b. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam; A body of England Rupert Brooke Donato Mancini.
The liturgy begins to echo itself and why does it matter? If the ground-water is too scarce one can stretch nets into the air and harvest the fog. Kazim Ali b. Channel Firing That night your great guns, unawares, Shook all our coffins as we lay, And broke the chancel window-squares, We thought it was the Judgment-day And sat upright. While drearisome Arose the howl of wakened hounds: The mouse let fall the altar-crumb, The worms drew back into the mounds, The We romped until the pans Slid Theodore Roethke Portrait of Alice with Elvis Queen and King, they rule side by side in golden thrones above the clouds.
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Susie Asado. Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea. Susie Asado which is a told tray sure. A lean on the shoe this means Gertrude Stein Jerome Rothenberg b. Afua Cooper b. Claire Harris b. And yet I know that not for us, By any ecstasy of dream, He lingers to keep luminous Yet how much room for memory there is In the loose girdle of soft rain. Hart Crane Brenda Hillman b. Preludes I The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways.
The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty shower wraps The grimy scraps Of withered leaves about your feet And newspapers from vacant lots; The showers beat On broken blinds and chimney-pots, And at the Money Coin Exhibit, British Museum. Their misshapenness strikes the table in tiny splashes, like still-cooling splatters of silver. Stater and shekel, mina and obol.
Athens an owl, Messana a hare, a jar for Terone, Melos a pomegranate. Call it museum money, written Carmine Starnino b. Ward Maxwell. Cowboy Story The books sit on the shelf, a row of coma patients in a ward, a series of selves no longer able to learn and trapped at the point of injury: the last page. At the donor clinic I offer my arm to the spigot of the needle and think, as I see the bag fill with blood, there goes some of me.
George Murray b. The Gods and Fortune take their part Who like young monarchs fight; And boldly dare invade that heart John Dryden There were times we regretted The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces, Ode on Solitude Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, Alexander Pope Leigh Hunt Letters I threw away your letters. Years ago, just like that.
The last items I had left. The dates. The phrases. The things you said. Snowflake patterns. Leaf diagrams. Russell Thornton b. Shane Book. Lofty mansions, warm and spacious; Courtiers cringing and voracious; Misers scarce the wretched heeding; Gallant soldiers fighting, bleeding.
Wives who Mary Robinson The limpness of a bird's legs in flight. The place, the question, the question. The place, the interest, the question. There is the place. There is what you do in the place. There is your belief. There is the faith in a knowing. There is your instruction by the gods. There is your instruction as you are told. There is your relief It would be quite impossible to have less sense of Michael Ondaatje b. Their numbers as he watched, Beat on the dusty shore and were obscured. Of old age too, and in his bed! And could that mighty warrior fall? And so inglorious, after all!
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And could he be indeed so old Jonathan Swift I am here to slay the dragon in the ready-made Susan Howe b. Emily Dickinson We posed with our wide grins and best-friends-forever certainty. Souvankham Thammavongsa b. Rita Wong b. The Second Coming Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate Stuart Ross b.
Wild Nights — Wild Nights! Were I with thee Wild Nights should be Our luxury! Rowing in Eden — Ah, the Sea! Might I but moor — Tonight — In Thee! Wayne Keon b. Nor law, nor duty bade me fight, Nor public Katherena Vermette b. Tractor More than a storey high and twice that long, it looks igneous, the Buhler Versatile , possessed of the ecology of some hellacious minor island on which options are now standard.
Cresting the sections Karen Solie b. Poetry I too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Margaret Atwood b. Shall earth no more inspire thee Shall earth no more inspire thee, Thou lonely dreamer now? Since passion may not fire thee Shall Nature cease to bow? Thy mind is ever moving In regions dark to thee; Recall its useless roving — Come back and dwell with me. I know my mountain breezes Enchant and soothe thee Rudyard Kipling Solitude Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air; The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But Ella Wheeler Wilcox When Winter Comes Rain at Muchalat, rain at Sooke, And rain, they say, from Yale to Skeena, And the skid-roads blind, and never a look Of the Coast Range blue over Malaspina, And west winds keener Than jack-knife blades, And rocks grown greener With the long drip-drip from the cedar shades On the drenched deep soil where the footsteps Tide Would I have seen her?
The tide tugging her gently past the Comfort Inn; houses, tall and gabled, the bridge and its passersby. This is not a hidden place. The graze and drag of her, clumsy, obstructive in the divided caress of eelgrass. No search. Eight days. Soraya Peerbaye b. Fred Wah b. Christina Rossetti The Lake Isle of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made; Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow, Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings Wolf Lake It was down that road he brought me, still in the trunk of his car.
The way you know your blood can spring like a hydrant. That September, the horseflies were Elizabeth Bachinsky b. Up-Hill Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes, to the very end. From morn to night, my friend. But is there for the night a resting-place? A roof for when the slow dark hours begin. May not the darkness hide it from my face? You thought this myth arose from poor translation.
I can attest to your misapprehension. My social studies teacher in grade 8, Ms. Rogers, believed it was customary for the Chinese to walk Weyman Chan b. Porphyria's Lover The rain set early in to-night, The sullen wind was soon awake, It tore the elm-tops down for spite, And did its worst to vex the lake: I listened with heart fit to break. When glided in Porphyria: straight She shut the cold out and the storm, And kneeled Old Ironsides Ay, tear her tattered ensign down! Oliver Wendell Holmes Now here is your father inside your lungs.
Ocean Vuong b. Riprap Lay down these words Before your mind like rocks. Gary Snyder b. From Correspondences Sometimes we are led through the doorway by a child, sometimes by a stranger, always a matter of grace changing the past, for if there is anything we must change it is the past. To look back and see another map. Anne Michaels. Marie Annharte Baker b. Rosanna Deerchild. A Stone Diary At the beginning I noticed the huge stones on my path I knew instinctively why they were there breathing as naturally as animals I moved Pat Lowther William Carlos Wiliams Blackberrying Nobody in the lane, and nothing, nothing but blackberries, Blackberries on either side, though on the right mainly, A blackberry alley, going down in hooks, and a sea Somewhere at the end of it, heaving.
Blackberries Big as the ball of my thumb, and dumb as eyes Ebon in the hedges, fat With blue-red juices. These they squander on my Sylvia Plath — Reluctance Out through the fields and the woods And over the walls I have wended; I have climbed the hills of view And looked at the world, and descended; I have come by the highway home, And lo, it is ended. The leaves are all dead on the ground, Save The World Is Too Much With Us The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; — Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for When I consider how my light is spent When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one Talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my Soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest he returning chide; Sun Bear yesterday at the Oakland zoo I was walking alone for a moment past the enclosure holding the sun bear also known as beruang madu it looked at me without interest it has powerful jaws and truly loves honey it sleeps in a high hammock its claws look made out of wood and if it dreams at all it is of Malaysia Matthew Zapruder b.
Harryette Mullen b. Dear Updike I dreaded those future aeons when I would not be present — an endless succession of days I would miss, with their own news and songs and styles of machine. Evelyn Lau b. O Captain! My Captain! O the bleeding drops of red, Full desertness, In souls as countries, lieth silent-bare Under the blanching, vertical eye-glare Of the absolute heavens. Oh, Hope! How shall I lure thee to my haunts forlorn! For me wilt thou renew the withered rose, And clear my painful path of pointed thorn?
Ah come, sweet nymph! Charlotte Smith A Thunderstorm A moment the wild swallows like a flight Of withered gust-caught leaves, serenely high, Toss in the windrack up the muttering sky. The leaves hang still. Above the weird twilight, The hurrying centres of the storm unite And spreading with huge trunk and rolling fringe, Each wheeled upon its own tremendous hinge, Tower darkening Archibald Lampman A Dream Within a Dream Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow — You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem To an Athlete Dying Young The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town. Smart lad Housman Joshua Whitehead b. In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and John McCrae England in An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King; Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow Through public scorn, — mud from a muddy spring; Rulers who neither see nor feel nor know, But leechlike to their fainting country cling Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow. Or as Robin teaches the gap, from which all things emerge.
A left handed compliment. Bats, houses of parliament, giants, stones. What woman, witness to such Thought, does not feel Sharon Thesen b. Dulce et Decorum Est Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, But limped on, blood-shod.
All went lame; all blind; Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots Interesting People of Newfoundland Newfoundland is, or was, full of interesting people. Like Larry, who would make a fool of himself on street corners for a nickel. There was the Russian who called himself the Grand Duke, and who was said to be a real duke from somewhere, John Ashbery - Liz Howard b. For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause to breathe, And Nicole Brossard b.
Heat From plains that reel to southward, dim, The road runs by me white and bare; Up the steep hill it seems to swim Beyond, and melt into the glare. Upward half-way, or it may be Nearer the summit, slowly steals A hay-cart, moving dustily With idly Wioletta Greg b. Image-Nation 21 territory wandering to the other, wandering the spiritual realities, skilled in all ways of contending, he did not search out death or courage, did not found something, a country, or Robin Blaser Revenge Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair, And gaze upon her smile; Seem as you drank the very air Her breath perfumed the while: And wake for her the gifted line, That wild and witching lay, And swear your heart is as a shrine, That only Letitia Elizabeth Landon Dionne Brand b.
At thy return my blushing was not small, My These are mine acolytes and these my choir, And this mine altar in the cool green shade, Where the wild soft-eyed does draw nigh Wondering, as in the byre Of Bethlehem the oxen heard Thy cry Page On Shakespeare. Thou in our wonder and astonishment Hast built thyself a live-long monument But to look up from the leaves, remember, is a choice also, as if up from the shame of it Carl Phillips b.
Through broken walls and gray The winds blow bleak and shrill; They are all gone away. Nor is there one today To speak them good or ill I say drop a mouse into a Billy Collins b. The Rights of Woman Yes, injured Woman! Go forth arrayed in panoply divine; That angel pureness which admits no stain; Go, bid proud Man his boasted rule resign, And Anna Laetitia Barbauld — Salmon Courage Here at Woodlands, Moriah, these thirty-five years later, still I could smell her fear.
Then, the huddled hills would not have calmed her, now as they do me. Then, the view did not snatch the panting breath, now, as it does these thirty-five years later, to the day, I relive the journey of my salmon mother. NourbeSe Philip b.