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Shorewards Tidewards
Shorewards Tidewards
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Robert Waugh - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $14.00 
Paperback - 38 pages
Release Date: August 2010
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-28-2

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Summary

“Full Moon Tide”


I want to stop listening.


           I’m tired

of making sense, of having to listen, of taking

the ocean in day after day, of holding on

to its labor; you have to let go—and it blanks out lost

to the magnification of mind; when I fall asleep

the muscle won’t let loose, my back slides, my hip

hurries for doorways, my fingers talk as though

they were held by a talking hand for an instant that turns

off night, and it’s still noon, and the talking ocean

just said it, just spoke the words that mean this loss

is really here and you can’t turn it away

and the doorways are slamming shut, the breakers

are slamming down, the magnification of mind

slamming down.


           I’m listening for doorways.


Robert Waugh, a professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of The Monster in the Mirror: Looking for H. P. Lovecraft and the author of many poems in small journals. For thirty-five years he has lived part of the time on Cape Cod.


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