Poems of the Week

The God Revealed

by Julia Griffin

“‘Neptune’ appears in the waves during storm in Newhaven”
BBC News

Neptune himself appearing in the storm?
Few ever hoped for it—the god ascending,
Divine locks pluming out, a spectral swarm,
His whole head thrusting upwards, daylight bending
Around the wild white undulating form,
Through grief, some say, at never comprehending
A god’s gift, always soaring, always ending.