reconnaissance

the ocean today
is mercury,
stretching across from
and discussing philosophy
with the mostly
gray heavens,
from which the sun
sometimes emerges
in slow
resplendence to dance
its blinding
dazzlement
across the silver
dancing sea,
as though it were frosting
a cake, or pouring
stars
and i think
were i visiting
earth from somewhere far
today, and seeing
only this, i’d want
to stay
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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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