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The Difference Between Here and There

The Difference Between Here and There

And so I thought . . . That Art which appears as a foreign nation over the sea, with a language all its own, with signs that point to something just hidden, just out of reach. For now. It has an edge to it. It calls to us, but is never pretty. It must be followed. We must take the leap, take the voyage, depart for the other side. Its foreignness draws us like a sublime magnet, a masked pied…

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The Long Waves

The Long Waves

  Divisions of Earth and Sea   The night’s edge As buffer between us – The flame of the moon On gray starry waves Compress eras like A bride a bridge For two philosophies Two conceptions of roles And what is veritas You on the staccato shore Me on the drawn out omen’s cliff As someone who parallels And morphs Sings hosannas obliquely Before and after The jazz of laughing crises I must Find a way To lift three curtains…

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Woman on the Strand

Woman on the Strand

 We have new poetry from Ann Applegarth below. The ocean, the strand, the interaction between self and sea, between our Being in the world versus our Seeing in the world . . . Humanity long ago left the realm of an easy oneness with Nature, but a parallel belief held on, at least through the Romantic period: women were naturally still with Her. Nature itself was feminine. Men had lost the link, but not women, and men could retain that…

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The Ethereal Response

The Ethereal Response

I looked again at one of my poems from the 90s, and tried to place it in context. Then and now. As experiment, as reevaluation. The quotes are new additions and, as always, this is a work in progress . . . .   “He talked to her endlessly about his love of horizontals: how they, the great levels of sky and land in Lincolnshire, meant to him the eternality of the will, just as the bowed Norman arches of…

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