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SONGS TO WATER

David M. DeLeon

XI

Ocean the varying ocean
ocean I set in like a stone
a stone shining                          focus of ocean
the strewn night, the staring day

I set possible a world of snow
soundless waves          an ocean singing
prayer for ocean, impressioned ocean

The whole hearing      the globe
set varying as a drum


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XII

Was breathed the man
a devil

Selfish waters, tiny waters
a boat of hands

The trees drank him up
buried his will
spread him to the sky
waved and lightening

Dangerous sounds
the grove hid


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XIX

And out here nothing
a heavy nothing             like night
a millions glaciers fixed

A million wronging thoughts
             in tune
all hearing

The moon slides tune down the board
waiting                           waiting to pluck

 

 

 

 


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