Autumn 1957 • Vol. XIX No. 4 PoetryOctober 1, 1957 |

For a Holy Day in Naples

Jean Garrigue FOR A HOLY DAY IN NAPLES That festival day by the sea There was such light-bannered gaiety I walked resting in it, it passed me Like figures drawn in a dream. A mountain soft-rising in earth flesh Green and deep-tracked, and water A daylight color, all mountain drenched In the blue of it, and green grottoes, And those wild youths on the breakwater Picnicking out the day, What but commotion their revelry, While a small band struggles up the streetJEAN GARRIGUE 575 And a colored cart rolls by, High-stepping horses, plumed and dressed. Not Bacchus' lolling, paw-soft beasts Could be more gay. Held, beheld all, in a dream, The fishermen dark as the sea, Foam-dappled, wading the shallows Clear to transparency, Lightly driving their boats out to sea. Held, beheld all, as one gazes Out of a storm-laden window. Wind vexing clouds, blowing moistures to flowers, Vendors heaving up over sea walls, Wlheels racing by from which streamers fly, Cockades, pompoms, while the great gay h

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