Jack Oates

Jack Oates Poems

1. Moon In June 9/17/2011
2. The Night She Slept 10/26/2016
3. Jack In The Box 10/26/2016
4. The Unexpected Thawing Of Blue Ice 10/26/2016
5. Girl, Receding 10/26/2016
6. Zephyr 10/26/2016
7. The Rhyme Of The Aching Foreigner 1/15/2017
8. Peter (A Real Conversation) 1/15/2017
9. Whittington Tump 9/15/2011
10. The Little Leaf 9/17/2011
11. Horizon 9/15/2011

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  • Subhojit Kar (10/26/2016 4:59:00 PM)

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Best Poem of Jack Oates


I see the sea the sea is me and up above the sea the sky -
the sky is I -
and in between the line unseen.
The sailor’s stitch, the traveller’s twitch,
the fisher’s dish,
the broken hearted gazer’s melancholy wish.

We three: the me the sea the I the sky;
the endless brine,
the high azure, the green allure,
the maw and caw of teals and terns.
The line discerns
no others but the brothers in our holy trinity.

I dive. I die.
A tattered trine.
Just me, the sea; no sky. No I.
A tightened twine,
a hook, a fly.
A gift divine - I bite the ...

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