Dailies 6/3/17: water & boy, a serenade, a nightsong, & a silent night w/sea breezes

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Michael Mark – Water and Boy

—————–Now I know,
the ocean folding over her wildly, her strokes feeding each
wave, this is what it is to belong and I don’t know how to swim.
But I will not tell my father, who of all things was most proud as
he pulled me with his voice and when I was on my toes too close
to drowning to do anything but breathe he held me under

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Philip Booth – Nightsong

Beside you,
lying down at dark,
my waking fits your sleep.

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Shen Haobo, translated by Liang Yujing – Night of Hualien

 

A silent
night with sea breezes.
A broad,
empty highway.

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Djuna Barnes – Serenade

Three paces down the shore, low sounds the lute,
The better that my longing you may know;
I’m not asking you to come,
But—can’t you go?

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