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The Quaker Graveyard In Nantucket

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Let man have dominion over the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the air
and the beasts and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.

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A brackish reach of shoal off Madaket,-
The sea was still breaking violently and night
Had steamed into our north Atlantic Fleet,
when the drowned sailor clutched the drag-net. Light
Flashed from his matted head and marble feet,
He grappled at the net
With the coiled, hurdling muscles of his thighs;
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Susan Williams 20 March 2016
If he wasn't a sailor, this man had the greatest imagination of any man or woman or child who has walked the earth. It takes a dew readings but it is so worth the time and effort to immerse yourself into his sea of words and emotions and storm waves of emotions. Awesome.
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Susan Williams 21 March 2016
Apparently I was distracted while commenting on this poem. It is supposed to say - -It takes a FEW readings but it is so worth the time and effort to immerse yourself in his sea of words and swirls of descriptions and storm waves of emotion. Please pardon my poor typing skills and my easily distracted nature.
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Raymond Farrell 07 May 2015
This must have been written during one of his manic phases, but it sure is poetry, Lowell had a way with words.
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R James Sterzinger 17 April 2010
read this @ my last reading in Minneapolis. one of the best poems of the last century. myth, bible, Melville. it has it all. takes work to read, but one of my favorites.
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Captain Planet 18 April 2007
what is this guy on? i have to do a translation of one of his poems for english class. someone please help me! ! ! !
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