Poetry in Motion
The Blue BoatKathleen Jamie
The Blue Boat
How late the daylight edges
toward the northern night
as though journeying
in a blue boat, gilded in mussel shell
with, slung from its mast, a lantern
like our old idea of the soul
From The Tree House. Copyright © 2004 by Kathleen Jamie. Published by Picador Press. Reptined with permission of Macmillan, London, UK.
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