Winter 1948 • Vol. X No. 1 PoetryJanuary 1, 1948 |

Two Poems

I. On the pink and pigeoned beach fails the amaranthine sea. The balconies of memory are washed away like lace. Underneath the water's stations, hung like toys in fluid worlds, sea-horses gallop through the pearls, starfish climb their crooked nations. From the margin where we stand all our anger is undone; courts of water ravel on, parks of emerald paved with wind; carillon of bubbles holding fists of weed; and water-spiders crawling up their tinsel ladders spin the brilliant scaffolding. Now the limitless and loud Atlantic falters at our heels, gathers its surrendered miles like magnets drawing back the dead; fold its prodigals again, noon over noon; lost like needles, pulled back to their shining stables bearing torn fruit and flowers in. Here all our dangers seem a sum less than love and less than these. From their marble farms the fish gambol on to greener homes. II. 'Such joy comes knocking at the gate of tears,' wears triumph whil

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