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Caravaggio's Bent Narcissus

Caravaggio's Bent Narcissus 28 6. lobby a) Cheerful Lady to Other Lady We could bring the boys I think they'd like it It's pretty weird. b) Next A boy in jeans and new Orange socks strides purposefully Through the lobby, his large And scuffed portfolio Under his arm, What do they know ­ What does anybody know­ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Kevin Prufer And then I went down to the shore to watch the ship fail in the shallows. It tilted in the sun on a rotting keel, the topmost planks gone white in the salt breeze, the foremast split where the wind undid it, billage swamped and rotting + 29 where my friend the boatswain floated with his gear. I have been these years + a friend only to the birds and things that burrow in the sand ­ frigate dove, spermcrab, a kind of cormorant I'd never seen before, and so named bloodbird for the shock of red across its skull The boatswain ­ + he spun in the brine in the ship's full belly where he dove one day to fetch a length of rope and caught his foot, so could not re-emerge. I missed him so ­ http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Caravaggio's Bent Narcissus

Prairie Schooner , Volume 79 (4) – May 18, 2005

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28 6. lobby a) Cheerful Lady to Other Lady We could bring the boys I think they'd like it It's pretty weird. b) Next A boy in jeans and new Orange socks strides purposefully Through the lobby, his large And scuffed portfolio Under his arm, What do they know ­ What does anybody know­ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Kevin Prufer And then I went down to the shore to watch the ship fail in the shallows. It tilted in the sun on a rotting keel, the topmost planks gone white in the salt breeze, the foremast split where the wind undid it, billage swamped and rotting + 29 where my friend the boatswain floated with his gear. I have been these years + a friend only to the birds and things that burrow in the sand ­ frigate dove, spermcrab, a kind of cormorant I'd never seen before, and so named bloodbird for the shock of red across its skull The boatswain ­ + he spun in the brine in the ship's full belly where he dove one day to fetch a length of rope and caught his foot, so could not re-emerge. I missed him so ­

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Prairie SchoonerUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: May 18, 2005

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