Food for Thought-JMW Turner Comes to Ocracoke (A Haiku Series)

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J. M. W. Turner: Stormy Sea Breaking on a Shore, 1840-1845

 

Has Turner come here?
Painting by the Silver Lake,
Clouds and ice are near.

But where can I go?
Land hides from my blurred vision,
In the waves I drown.

Pulled from the current,
Cold horizon beckons home,
Breathe free, brown and green.

-Richard Bryant

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