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Arrival At Santos

Rating: 2.9
Here is a coast; here is a harbor;
here, after a meager diet of horizon, is some scenery:
impractically shaped and--who knows?--self-pitying mountains,
sad and harsh beneath their frivolous greenery,

with a little church on top of one. And warehouses,
some of them painted a feeble pink, or blue,
and some tall, uncertain palms. Oh, tourist,
is this how this country is going to answer you
and your immodest demands for a different world,
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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 18 December 2015
She is a writer capable of turning an experience into something of monumental importance- she doesn't pass a single day without seeing moments that should be explored
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* Sunprincess * 19 March 2014
....enjoyed this stanza Finish your breakfast. The tender is coming, a strange and ancient craft, flying a strange and brilliant rag. So that's the flag. I never saw it before. I somehow never thought of there being a flag,
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Luke Johnson 18 December 2009
Legit. One of her top five works.
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