Silver Towards Salt

“That liquefaction of her clothes” – 
They must have seen her eyes, 
Wide plains and oxbows, 
Silver dawnlight glow 
As the heart of a continent pours towards salt. 

Mineral mine, jewels that adorn
The calcification of shells –
Did they see her in the deep river cliffs,
The soundings off a shoreline ever-changing? 

They saw her when she rose – 
“Then, then (methinks) how sweetly flows- ” 

Heart given forth its life to salt. 


Quotes drawn from Robert Herrick’s poem “Upon Julia’s Clothes.”


Published by Marushka

I dream curiosity and write words that change brains.

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