July 5

July 5 …as the emerald thread unwinds from the angry spool of the sea, trailing fever-mists above the world, in fog, in night, in death-cries, in velvet moaning of gulls; so do we, in our little place, friendless, without faith, companioned by phantoms, go across this dismal frontier, unwound from the secret womb to a damnation profound and final as a broken wave…

from The Journal of Albion Moonlight
© Kenneth Patchen 1941

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