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The Map

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Land lies in water; it is shadowed green.
Shadows, or are they shallows, at its edges
showing the line of long sea-weeded ledges
where weeds hang to the simple blue from green.
Or does the land lean down to lift the sea from under,
drawing it unperturbed around itself?
Along the fine tan sandy shelf
is the land tugging at the sea from under?

The shadow of Newfoundland lies flat and still.
Labrador's yellow, where the moony Eskimo
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Armon Siemsen 14 July 2015
May I have permission to use The Map by Elizabeth Bishop in a keynote presentation for middle school students at EMET Christian Academy in Mint Hill North Carolina. It fit well with a lesson on The Map of North America
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Adolf dripler 29 September 2020
no, this my dumb.
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