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The Land of Cockaigne

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Ed Ochester'spoems have a colloquial immediacy and sparking wit that appeal to a wider readership than most mainstream verse.

Say Hello to the Ocean for Me

Tell her I remember her true name:

Thalassa. Tell her how dessicated I am.

Tell her I'm dreaming of squid

and the rich bed of the pearly oyster.

Tell her I'm goofy for her

as I always have been,

tell her again how much

I love to float with

a giant cigar smoking

like a tiny Titanic.

Tell her I remember

the green abd blue silks

of the Gulf Stream,

and the iron waves

off Rockaway where

I was born, where

even now the aged

and the infirm,

Thalassa,

walk through the whispering

fans of foam

to watch a freighter

sail off the horizon

and, Thalassa,

they wade in deeper

on their stilt legs,

peer at the cumuli forming--

to them it's just clouds--

and the weightless gulls

and wonderful their bodies

lighter and lighter

Ed Ochester, author of eleven books of poetry, has edited The Living Poem: American Poetry Now and The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry. Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh, a member of the Core Faculty of the Bennington MFA Writing Seminars, and past-president of Associated Writing Programs, Ochester is also the editor of the University of Pittsburgh Press Poetry Series.

Synopsis:

Ed Ochester's poems have a colloquial immediacy and sparking wit that appeal to a wider readership than most mainstream verse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586540074
Author:
Ochester, Ed
Publisher:
Story Line Press
Location:
Ashland, Or.
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Series Volume:
106-500
Publication Date:
April 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
78
Dimensions:
9.82x9.82x.13 in. .44 lbs.

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