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Ferlinghetti Memorial Supplement ~ The Sea is Calm

The Sea Is Calm Tonight

Narrated by Betsy Miller

Rhode Island



The sea is calm tonight 

off Dover Beach 

The birds at dusk 

cry out syllables 

of some deconstructed word 

we are yet unable 

to decipher 

to explain existence 

And they lift the last light 

with their wings 

And fly away with it 

over the horizon 

Keeping the secret 




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