Summer 2002 • Vol. XXIV No. 3/4 Poetry |

Gull

                   Every wig, every instant burgeoning with wind                has an attendant grace. The sky sweats, copper                     haze blears the horizon for tomorrow's storm                the gulls annunciate. Ah (you say), also consider                       the flesh of the turtle burnt black by strange                       decay—turnips gone bad crowding the air—                   and the hoarse whispers of the sea, suspiring,                            Icarus consumed in the burning sea. Wild                      honey drowned, nymphs, empty cans, plastic                        flip-flops, boats broken from their moorings,                           capsized, all are pulled down. Who rises?           

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Carol Frost has published eleven books of poems, most recently Honeycomb, which won the 2010 Florida Book Award. Trilogy is forthcoming in 2014 from Tupelo Press. She is the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English at Rollins College.

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