- Year Published: 1920
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Merrick, G. E. (1920). Songs of the wind on a southern shore, and other poems of florida. The Four Seas Publishing Co.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.2
- Word Count: 32
Merrick, G. (1920). “After the Hurricane”. Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved April 17, 2015, from
Merrick, George E.. "“After the Hurricane”." Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida. Lit2Go Edition. 1920. Web. <>. April 17, 2015.
George E. Merrick, "“After the Hurricane”," Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida, Lit2Go Edition, (1920), accessed April 17, 2015,.
Gray-purple dusk behind the wrath-swept hill:—
An out-limned broken oak; black,—lone:—once tall.
Drear tragic figure,—bowed by awful Will—
Transfixed against the fading fateful pall.