Magazine March 20, 2017, Issue

Poetry

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GLOUCESTER

Lizard-voiced, the seagull, esurient

And flush with light, cuts through sapphire and salt

Waves, to gratify pure appetite.

Granite endures like graves. Briars bloom.

On planks and shelves, books dock like sailing ships

And wait in far-fetched silence for ourselves.

To Read the Full Story
Novelist and critic Lee Oser teaches English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

In This Issue

Articles

Features

Books, Arts & Manners

City Desk

A City of Shopkeepers

The city is full of walk-in businesses — shops, stores, eateries, bars, banks, fix-it places. That means the streets are full of business names. Many belong to chains — Victoria’s ...

Sections

Politics & Policy

Letters

Pain and Punishment Psychiatrist Sally Satel’s piece “Treating Opioid Addiction” (March 6) favors “benign paternalism” in public policy regarding what some have hysterically called an “epidemic” but Dr. Satel more soberly ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ We’re told the envelope given to Warren Beatty actually contained Nate Silver’s projection. ‐ To replace Michael Flynn as national-security adviser, Donald Trump selected someone uniquely suited for the position. ...
Politics & Policy

Poetry

GLOUCESTER Lizard-voiced, the seagull, esurient And flush with light, cuts through sapphire and salt Waves, to gratify pure appetite. Granite endures like graves. Briars bloom. On planks and shelves, books dock like sailing ships And wait ...

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