We sought rest in the sea's vast numbers
Reckoning time's final law and sway
Understood in word or not
Relied on model a dirigible though dead
Willed no deterrent property of air
Continence complete circuitry would make
Ancient wishes ambulate.
Eternity's kin now cuddled in the foam
Rescues science's starveling assumption
History's no blood an ocean to witness
Machination, mind and kingdom.
Great suction of the wave-run.
Cupped whorl roils hoary wind
Not of ice but south and seaward
Roars up deep-echoing heaven
Ruppled soar bloring confusion increase
The line of waves increasing surf
Washed and sheening the shore
Splashes high-wave drop to wash
Roaring wave-cones gathering wind
Soar and blore hailing roar-tide
Sea-change, weather's whorling hoards
Wind's roar wave's wash-run
Gory tone coursing shore-shower.
Can you not see ocean born of love
Move not to wave but through love
Changes though it be hard calcined sea-wall
Salt-blocks of attention the ant-like cities build.
We sought as touch the vast violence of love
In form of Ocean's reasoning law
Extend blood measure not citizen's rights
But ballast an intellectual out-rigger
Many-journeyed shipwrights' gaze
Infinite craft sails honeymoon's hand.
I no longer have patience
To understand, nor bring my system.
Named the model and in that call
Reception's a predetermined existence.
Identity changes so too land mass
River cutting new gully through rock
Molecular, prime unit
Come from not, to be this world.
Matter's journey reflects our journey?
Let the sea open let all open ear
Creation waxing the further star's light.
*************Lambent in a bowl of earth
Shore-land's sand washed surf
Foamed falling flat stretch's mirror
Effulgent pattern face of sea sounds
Running ridge's darker winks height's tip
Surface wave's body moves moon
Shifts current we cannot see
Detail's shells of worn rock
Suctioning vast wave.
As a finger runs under cloth
So ridge moves scintillant sea
The pebbly beach of noon.
All the sand not fallen into bowl's
Slow heave-drop waits under sun's gaze
Made by that action in the form of fate
Incline water's ramp foams
Reason's sole shape and number.
This the passage wave
Breaking layed-out water
Divides sky from sea-shore
The rounded rocks are
Many contained by one
In a run toward winkled lambence
Water's weight-mating ply.
Land-shift created tsunami
Rising fall and run
Sea dispersing bowl's tapped sides
Vibrate round concentric circles
Matter's earth of containment
Value mined for fuel and food
Good speed of rest enclosing
News of your participation.
Sea's endeavor born of itself discovers
Constant interpretation bloring beach
High-pitched sheen consonant rumbles
Dundering echo bowl's water holds
Breaking slosh-wash wave's
Laving light bubbles strands of sun-lit
Pearl, glass, impermanent winkled
Wavelets, wave-break to foaming white.
Wave's wash rushes
Among all waves' place
Sand in a suck up
Coiling tube floods tide's pool
Lambent again boat's dropped plumb-line
Anchors unknown current.
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