kcmark wrote:Someone want to share how the last 2 stanzas of this poem are connected with the first 3 in any meaningful way?
So this is how I read it, recognizing that poems can be interpreted in so many ways.
I picture a person (a man, given the picture that accompanies the poem), who is rebuilding a home that has been wrecked by some natural disaster. I'm from Kansas, so I go with tornados, but pick your disaster of choice. And, as happens sometimes in these situations, this person is wondering just where God is in the face of this disaster. He finds no consolation in reaching out to God, or in praying.
But then, just as he expresses this, peace comes to him, like dust settling when a wind dies. You can choose to think that the peace comes because he has given up on looking to God for answers. Or you can choose to think that this peace IS the answer. But regardless, somewhere in the back of his mind, there is now peace.
It's quite lovely, really. Thanks, Woot.