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Ode to a Bananaquit

Ode to a Bananaquit 2418 1845 Summer Edward

Bananaquit,         how I long to be         as still as you, hiding within the manchineel tree’s shadowy green arabesque. Obeisant bird, gray-browed cantor of the salt-earth         beach, the sea-blessed tree         your…

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Wall Of The Sea

Wall Of The Sea 150 150 Summer Edward

What is it that wants to come through the wall of the sea in the dark night? As if there hasn’t already been enough mystery in this dark night where…

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Gospel For The Lonely

Gospel For The Lonely 150 150 Summer Edward

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I…

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