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The Siege

Published by Cogito in the blog Cogito's blog. Views: 278

This is a poem I entered quite some time ago, and then lost track of. It's a double tetractys, and I used the descending count (10 4 3 2 1) followed by the ascending one (1 2 3 4 10) to suggest the ebb between two wave surges.

The Siege

The surf explodes upon black rugged rocks
a roaring beast
dashed against
fortress
crag.
Pause.
Hissing,
foam retreats
back to the sea,
marshalling rage to launch the next assault.
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