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A desolate shore,
The sinister seduction of the Moon,
The menace of the irreclaimable Sea.

Flaunting, tawdry and grim,
From cloud to cloud along her beat,
Leering her battered and inveterate leer,
She signals where he prowls in the dark alone,
Her horrible old man,
Mumbling old oaths and warming
His villainous old bones with villainous talk –
The secrets of their grisly housekeeping
Since they went out upon the pad
In the first twilight of self-conscious Time:
Growling, hideous and hoarse,
Tales of unnumbered Ships,
Goodly and strong, Companions of the Advance,
In some vile alley of the night
Waylaid and bludgeoned –
Dead.

Deep cellared in primeval ooze,
Ruined, dishonoured, spoiled,
They lie where the lean water-worm
Crawls free of their secrets, and their broken sides
Bulge with the slime of life. Thus they abide,
Thus fouled and desecrate,
The summons of the Trumpet, and the while
These…

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  1. […] A Desolate Shore (robertolunga.wordpress.com) Share this:TwitterEmailFacebookDiggLinkedInRedditStumbleUponPinterestTumblrPrintLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. 1 Comment by Poetry Writers Book Shop on July 3, 2012  •  Permalink Posted in Gods Vine & Newsletters, Inspirational, Metaphorical Visionary, Poetry, Romance Love Devotion, Romantic Poetry, Spirituality Ensoulments Tagged aborning her songs, allusive nudity, gleaning moon, glistering stars, godly versification, harmonic euphony, love poet, love poetess, mercurial luminary, moon flower, moon spies, pearlescent moonflower, poetry devotionals, romance the muse, romantic poetess, spiritual delight, spiritual ebullience, sylphine spheres of divinity, vickie mccolley […]

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