"A Shipwreck at Stormy Sea" by Claude Joseph Vernet ‘Battle’ by Florence Adams Clark The Society April 7, 2018 Beauty, Poetry 11 Comments Pigeon Cove, MA 1948 Above, the sky, remote and pure, Below, the earth, steadfast and sure. Between the two, the surging sea, Fighting both for mastery. Blue swell of wave, foam flung high, White flash of challenge to proud sky, The surge, the crash, the sounding roar Of wind-swept wave on earth’s stone door. Florence Adams Clark spent her early childhood in the Rocky Mountain mining town of Gilman, Colorado. She left Colorado to attend Wellesley College, graduating in 1949 and moving with her husband to Ithaca, New York, where she raised a family and taught high school English. She has been writing poetry for as long as she can remember. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related 11 Responses E. V. "Beth" Wyler April 7, 2018 Bravo! “Battle” is one of the best poems I’ve read on this website. You’ve mastered rhyme, meter and imagery. Great work! E. V. Reply J. Simon Harris April 7, 2018 I really like this poem, too. Well done! Reply Joe Tessitore April 7, 2018 Very beautiful and very well-written! A word-painting masterpiece! Reply Fr. Richard Libby April 7, 2018 This poem has good rhyme, meter, and imagery. Well done! Reply Leo Yankevich April 7, 2018 This is an excellent example of old school formalism, the kind of poem Cleanth Brooks would have admired. Brava! Reply David Watt April 7, 2018 The powerful imagery in this poem makes it a pleasure to read. Very well done! Reply James A. Tweedie April 7, 2018 Indeed. I’m glad you left Colorado and moved to where you were inspired to write this poem! Lovely. Reply David Paul Behrens April 8, 2018 Very nice. Reply Steven Shaffer April 9, 2018 Thumbs up! Reply James Sale April 9, 2018 It’s great isn’t it? When you’ve been writing poetry for as long as you can remember, then … you get good at it, very good! A gem of a poem. Reply Carolyn Clark April 10, 2018 Hello, all. My daughter Carolyn is texting this for me today so that you know how much I appreciate your responses. What a pleasure in sharing! Florence A. Clark Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.