Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE AEGEAN, by MARIA LUISA SPAZIANI

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THE AEGEAN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: This music has lasted since the world began

This music has lasted since the world began.
A rock was born among the waters
while tiny waves chatted in a soft universal tongue.
The shell of a sea-turtle
would not likely have foretold the guitar.
Your music has always risen to the sky,
green taproot, Mother Sea,
first of all firsts. You enfold us,
nurturing us with music -- threat,
fable, hypnosis, lullabye, roar,
omen, myth,
little agonies
of grit, of wreckages, of joys --

Used by permission of Story Line Press.

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