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Spring Rain For Hindenburg

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Spring Rain For Hindenburg

 Spring Rain For Hindenburg


2 Spring fronts had gathered on the East Coast

       Creating an overcharged atmosphere.

              Germany to 'Jersey'--3 days at most--
                      The "Floating Palace" had Max Pruss to steer.
                             804 ft. long! Quite Gigantic!
                                    With 97 passengers and crew,
                                    78 ft. shy of 'Titanic',
                             16 cells of hydrogen's how she flew.
                      200 ground crew (soaked) cast mooring line
              As 12 hours late, she came in high and game.

       The Hindenburg: "Titanic of the sky"...

Took 35 souls as she burst in flame.


~by deborah burch©
5/07/2012

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  1. Date: 5/12/2012 9:52:00 AM
    what a most interesting way to do the contest. I had no idea its demise was related to rain. Excellent thinking outside the box for this contest.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/12/2012 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Andrea :)
  1. Date: 5/10/2012 10:33:00 AM
    Very nice, Deborah. I love the layout. Good luck in the Contest. Ruben.

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/12/2012 1:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) thank you Ruben ...hugss
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 9:46:00 PM
    You have sketched the tragedy of Germany in stunning words. Beautiful write. My good wishes for your contest entry. Love and best wishes...Ravindra...deborah burch

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/12/2012 1:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm honoured Ravindra. Thank you very much...hugsss, deb
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 11:55:00 AM
    A pleasure to read your poetry today Deborah. I will try to come back later this week to read more. I have a spring cold and not up to reading for too long. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/12/2012 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Carol...hope you are feeling better...huggs, love ya deb
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 10:15:00 AM
    i like your take on the theme and how you shaped this poem. good luck in the contest :)

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/8/2012 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    and alluding to the silloette of the rear of the zepplin...;)
    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/8/2012 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) thank you Susan...it was reported the fire began in the tail area...so I tried to create the tail fins...:)
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 7:22:00 AM
    Thinking outside the box with this one Deb loved the depiction of this, good luck in the contest hugs vie

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/8/2012 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Vie :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:23:00 AM
    cap'n Deb this is stunning, what an unusual take on the theme, I love it, good luck..David

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/8/2012 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) thank you David...
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 5:14:00 AM
    wow, Deborah, this is just as it was, what a awesome poem about this tragedy, love the way you have structed this, a stunning poem. harry

    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/8/2012 9:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you 'arry! :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 1:30:00 AM
    The event was devastating... your poem too... Very nice... Terry

    O'Leary Avatar Terry O'Leary
    Date: 5/8/2012 4:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind remarks on 'While I gaze...'... You mentioned your green eyes in your comment to my 'Gypsy eyes', as I recall.. I think I mentioned then that I might write something about 'green eyes' or something ...'While I...' was the result... Thank you... Terry (And, 'who knows, maybe, some day, baby' I write another one... ;-))
    Burch Avatar Deborah Burch
    Date: 5/8/2012 2:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Terry...