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          Tom Raworth feature

      William R. Fuller: A Sailor’s Life

this is the noise through
my eye that spins around

— ‘Songs of the Depression’

as the lion himself notes
not worth asking
what elephants want

ignorant of those levels
symptoms are saying
but we have no light

across the brook
each leaf is rimmed
with shining drops

where mice and spiders
vent their spittle
those holy voices

may find us deluded
to have drawn tears
from the bones of the sea

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