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'Descending Geese at Katada', a new poem by Paula Bohince

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December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

'Descending Geese at Katada', a new poem by Paula Bohince

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December 2013–January 2014, no. 357

As flown from orange sunset, over mountain-
shaded sea, at eventide. As boats
are drawn in, sails begin to undress, or arrive anxious,
fully bare-masted. Fishermen navigate reeds
that signal harbour,
and the homecoming emotions enlarge.
Water holds blueness not much longer. Death
will costume it in its colour, and the honking of geese
will give voice to the grieving.

 after the woodblock print Descending Geese at Katada
by Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797–1858, Japan
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