Seems a bit Thom Gunn - esque to me as well...
wouldnt call it INSPIRED though, as inspiiaration
would suggest something a wee bit more original.
--- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Influenced? Probably,
> but INSPIRED (however you spell it)?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gunnar Jauch
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: 2004-Jul-13 11:23 AM
> Subject: NEW YORKER POEM
> THE FATAL SHORE
> by William Logan
> 01 The horseshoe crab in frail armor plate,
> broken up by javelin throw,
> lay in the sand like a cracked jam jar,
> the son of some Troyan.
> 05 Achilles, too, arrived in medias res
> at his mortal scene,
> The booming foghorn, the groaning buoy
> tide by tide by tide
> 09 Kept their mockeries to themselves.
> Was there no end to them?
> Lost Renaissance studies with sepia cast,
> the dunes receded in perspective.
> 13 Fog lounged in the marsh shallows.
> A soda-colored dawn again and again
> rubbed salt into the clapboards,
> collapsing upon a radiant wild-eyed dailiness.
> 17 Dullness, too, was my god. /
> Tangled knobs of seaweed
> drifted up the beach on a curt tide,
> like Myrmidons out of work.
> 01 The starfish, the hermit crab...
> 02 the shattered lobsterpot...
> 07 ...and the heaving groaner
> 08 Rounded homewards
> 10 Where is there an end of it, the soundless
> 13 The fog is in the fir trees.
> 17 I don't know much about gods; but I think M.
> Logan was inspierd by
> The Dry Salvages!
> Summer's greetings to y'all:
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