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Monday's Poem

© 2010 Allan Brown

Allan Brown's work has appeared on the Monday's Poem site since 2004. His twenty-first volume of poetry, titled "Excursions," was issued by Alfred Gustav Press in 2009.

By the Shore
(for Benjamin Britten, December 4, 1976)

Waves are for counting,
as once before a time
an ebb and flow, a come and go
another and another day,
as waters rummage
rib to rib the place between
his mulchy bones; till
yes or no in a breath
will maybe come? if some
or other, or other or now
will wake or break
most any old thing, till
in the beginning the poem
is and done.