Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunrise with Sea Monsters

by Sylvia Legris 

Glacier maybe. Unholy.
Wormwood of Garden and Sea.
Mars-governed, midsummer.

The muzzy gumline summons
gods of bad dreams. Earache-haze,
stormy stomach, mugworty sunrise.

Tonic the waters with febrifuge and
anthelmintic. Artemisia absinthium
leechdom-ruse, gastric subterfuge.

Take with wine for the poison of ixia,
with honey for dullness of sight. A crush
of buckthorn and lolium, rose-wax and fig,

for jaundice and gas, dropsy, spleen. To slay
a slew of shrewmice, prophecy of sea dragon,
brew with passum and saltpetre, rosaceum.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunrise with Seamonster

by Jeramy Dodds

From Crabwise to the Hounds, published by Coach House Books, Toronto, 2008.
Photo by Jeramy Dodds, used with permission.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunrise with Sea Monsters

by Gary Barwin 

waves braille in anticipation
furl the fog of spirketting hope

the wished-for steeve goes walty 
fear-buffeted and storm gold

cloudy angerhole right she bleed 
bilgey chock of burgee breams 

bunting must be tied bower down 
brailed to the bitts 

the mind gasps bottomry 
pulls thole and saffron trunnel

ballast what shite cambers cofferdam 
sad cocket of breath we