An October Yellowstone...

Dim vales- and shadowy floods- 

And cloudy-looking woods, 

Whose forms we can't discover 

For the tears that drip all over! 

Huge moons there wax and wane- 

Again- again- again- 

Every moment of the night- 

Forever changing places- 

And they put out the star-light

With the breath from their pale faces. 

About twelve by the moon-dial, 

One more filmy than the rest 

(A kind which, upon trial, 
They have found to be the best)

 Comes down- still down- and down, 

With its centre on the crown 

Of a mountain's eminence, 

While its wide circumference 

In easy drapery falls 

Over hamlets, over halls, 

Wherever they may be- 

O'er the strange woods- o'er the sea- 

Over spirits on the wing- 

Over every drowsy thing-

And buries them up quite

In a labyrinth of light- 

 And then, how deep!- O, deep!

Is the passion of their sleep. 

In the morning they arise, 

And their moony covering 

Is soaring in the skies, 

With the tempests as they toss, 

Like- almost anything- 

Or a yellow Albatross. 

They use that moon no more 

For the same end as before- 

Videlicet, a tent- 

Which I think extravagant: 

Its atomies, however, 

Into a shower dissever,

Of which those butterflies

Of Earth, who seek the skies, 

And so come down again, 

(Never- contented things!)

Have brought a specimen 

Upon their quivering wings.

- Edgar Allen Poe's "Fairy-land"


As we know personally, a Wildfire disaster may be awful, but it is complete -  flooding can be even worse due to water's lingering affects of mold, disease, and contamination. The cleanup due to Hurricane Sandy's wrath will certainly be one of the largest ever in our lifetime - and we forget that Haiti and Cuba have also been deeply affected by this disaster.  If you are able to
 be a part of the healing process, here are a few designated and most charitable sites where you can make a difference by your monetary donation.       

International Medical Corps

Save the Children - Hurricane Sandy donations

Team Rubicon USA - region 3

Salvation Army - Hurricane Sandy Donations

World Vision

 even a little goes a long way, 
is appreciated much MUCH more then you could ever realize.

we would know.


Hurricane Sandy Official Facebook Page




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