Exhibit News

Particles on the Wall is excited to announce upcoming exhibits!

 

The REACH Museum

June 29 - October 21, 2016.

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00AM-4:30PM

Visitthereach.org

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Particles on the Wall 2nd edition from Healthy World Press

 


 

HANFORD, WASHINGTON

 

                        Take these treasures, earth, now that no one

                        Living can enjoy them.

 

                                                                        -- BEOWULF

 

On great stone wings a hawk hovered

in the great dusty hall of the sky.

Below, in the shade of a lowly sagebrush,

a  rabbit dug its own grave.

 

An official sang out from time to time

sharply, almost dreamily,

to a bulldozer pushing back the earth,

back where it came from,

 

as if to plunge a great ship

deeper into the dirt.

That the dead might make the voyage

from this world to the next more easily,

 

the ship bore bread and candles,

irradiated fuel rods, the half-lives

of mother and daughter isotopes,

stout leather shoes.

 

Like gold leaf, the dust scattered.

Over the ship set adrift,

the wind hurried the waves of sand,

the hill dead ahead.

 

Coffee was poured from its flask,

the dregs flung upon the ground.

So in the desert they buried the heart

of the nuclear submarine.

 

                                    --- Debora Greger

 

Included in the collection, Desert Fathers, Uranium Daughters, by Debora Greger, published by Penguin Books, 1996.                        

Copyright (c) 1996 by Debora Greger. Used by permission of Penguin, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.