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Bill Knott - Fragments From The Beach

(Nonasyllabics) 

In retrospect the tragic nature
of sea is a taste wept too daily,
too depleted by freedom's rupture;
the eyes have other secrets to see

and deeper use for the detritus
within us: the bright effluvium
of ego dries up, mired as it is
in wealth, that remedial medium.

Blame it on fate, on beach memories--
pebble put in the pocket or shell
fragments; any memento carries
us as much as we it. Time capsule

contains every evening's interval.
The ocean observes its own puddle.

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Poet: Bill Knott
Poem: Fragments From The Beach
Volume: The Unsubscriber
Year: Published/Written in 2000
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