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A Poem: Blue is the All-Enveloping Celestial Color 

Great steerer of the tiller,
halt the sacred boat. Dolphins
gamboling on the surface betoken
a storm. Spirits receive offering
in person beside the Pampa. To
placate the gods, Polycrates cast
away his ring cut by Theodorus.
Thus human desires and the stars
are of the same substance.

Desires are consumed on the way.
I think the quivering has something
to do with feeding. Elephants,
not ancient Egyptians, marked this
cave. A cistern at Ravenna is
more valuable than a vineyard. And
someday all our planets will be
moons about a planet that is now
our sun.
The form is in labor.
The abstract always was.

Speaking of...

  • A poem by Whit Griffin.


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