The Rumbling

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Glacier.jpeg

‘The Rumbling’


for the glaciers to stir.

They are pregnant with power.

And when they begin

to rumble

you will be prepared.

Feel then

the inner movement

as whole countries of ice


And then you begin

to cleave apart

and your fragment shell

shatters like a thin mirror.

The world is rumbling.

Old structures rearrange.

You are rearranged

as oceans move

and skyscrapers of ice

fall away.

What emerges

will be bigger 

than you can imagine 

and take your breath away.

Art: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

Jessica Wilbert