Spring 1990 • Vol. XII No. 2 |

Sea

  The sound of the sea is     1) illusory     2) not noticed     3) noticed but not cared about     4) cared about for a practical reason     5) cared about for a general, poetic, artistic, or life-center reason     6) ?  No matter whether perceived or not, or how it is perceived, the sound has the same reason: the boom thrum thrum of the impellment of strong ocean against bashed tides by leavings trials and leanings of wind. So a child becomes a poet and is impractical. He never learns how to use the sea. So a child becomes scientific and eludes its suggestions. Together they both live however in a world that includes (and importantly) the sea.     How do you like the ocean this A.M.? Beautiful, isn't it?    Ranging from a velocity of forty miles an hour, etc. etc.    Mrs. Parkman is really interesting.    Why? what did she say that I can deposit in my account?    R-R R-R-R-R-Roar RUSH rush . . .

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