Archive for February 11th, 2021

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Seaspin by Gregory Nunzio Corso

To drown to be slow hair
To be fish minstrelry
One eye to flick and stare
The fathomed wreck to see –
Forever down to drown
Descend the squid’s conclave
Black roof the whale’s belly
Oyster floor the grave –

My sea-ghost rise
And slower hair
Silverstreaks my eyes
Up up I whirl
And wonder where –

To breathe in Neptune’s cup
Nudge gale and tempest
Feel the mermaid up
To stay to pin my hair
On the sea-horse’s stirrup— –


Date: 1960

By: Gregory Nunzio Corso (1930-2001)