May 2 – 2015 (At the Edge of the World)

May02-2015


Excerpt from “The Map” ( Elizabeth Bishop, from North & South, 1946)

Land lies in water; it is shadowed green.

Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges

showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges

where weeds hang to the simple blue from green.

Or does the land lean down to lift the sea from under,

drawing it unperturbed around itself?

Along the fine tan sandy shelf

is the land tugging at the sea from under?

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