Sails below ecliptic

Sails below ecliptic

Portsmouth, 1973

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water grunts
the birds of heaven brawl
opening in lisping calls
the silence falls but once

falls away
the right hand in the ship’s wheel glows
the going down of shipmen’s woes
the shore knows what to say

it being said
what heavens weep above the shore
the boat and waves are seen no more
the silent birds are dead