Does Isaac inspire any hurricane memories ?

    The Northeast looks safe from Hurricane Isaac, but there’s still reason to worry as the storm threatens to make landfall Tuesday. Some poetry might soothe frayed nerves. Tell us in a haiku what memories this stirs up from last year’s Irene.


    Isaac has been promoted from a tropical storm to a hurricane. As of this writing, the storm is bearing down on the northern Gulf Coast, and the region from Mississippi to Louisiana is preparing for storm surge flooding, heavy rainfall and strong winds.

    It doesn’t look like the Eastern Seaboard is in danger as it was with last year’s Irene, but the headlines this time around sure are familiar. Is Hurricane Isaac stirring up and memories of last year’s severe weather?

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    Tell us in a haiku about your relief, youranger, your worry — however you’re reacting.

    Last year, before Irene continued inland to wreak havoc, she spent some time along the Delaware and New Jersey shores, killing 20 among Pennslyvania, Delaware and New Jersey and prompting mandatory evacuations, cancelling vacations, destroying homes and crops, shuttering businesses, and costing millions of dollars.

    Tell us in a poem how you got through, and what your hopes are for this season’s extreme storms.

    For example:

    This tropical stormWill not get us down this time.Be careful out there. 

    Remember, a haiku is three lines long: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables.

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