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First Line: Upshore from the cloud
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Beavers

Upshore from the cloud-
The slow whale of country twilight-
The spume of light falls into valleys
Full of roses.
And below,
Out of the placid waters,
Two beavers, mother and child,
Wave out long ripples
To the dust of dead leaves
On the shore.
And the moon walks,
Hunting for hidden dolphins
Behind the darkening combers
Of the ground.
And downshore from the cloud,
I stand, waiting
For dark.

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