I am an exile at the sea in my ramshackle boat. The waves engage it in wild dance and buffet at the prow. In vain I beg the troubled depth to leave my boat astir: It sends sharp diamond drops at me and gorges down an oar. My vessel thrusts itself against a lonely granite cliff; The fragments … Read more

If I travel down the river

If I travel down the river, Down the river, to the light, I will roam the golden slumbers Till the world goes out of sight. If I sink in whirling waters, Down, towards the glowing mist, I will guard my seaweed lair From the current and the beasts. If I travel up the river To … Read more