Academic journal article Field

Oath

Academic journal article Field

Oath

Article excerpt

I

But we wanted to make

a bullet together

compact reflective

and smooth on the outside so

the rain would run down lightning flashes

bounce off and when it fell

to earth simply roll

away unharmed.

But inside would be

gardens with fountains with beds

full of roses would be

soft meadows and mountains

blue as of Bassano

and woods above all

woods the under

growth impenetrable.

Interior wilderness for you

and for me interior refuge

a bullet

for you and for me

that's what we wanted to make.

II

Warm and powerful

soft

carried unchecked

outside and without knowing

give yourself surrender yourself

carried outside

and no

coast and no

mountains behind

but the roar the voyage

carried outside

rudderless and without

a wheel give yourself

to the waves and without

knowing being

carried outside

surrender yourself.

III

Counter

steer against

the current and ever

faster the wake the

crimson swirl and the

ribs of ships and the

burst crates strewn

buried in the mud the

coins of doges the

gurgling cold

counter

steer against

the lion winged

overpowering. …

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