POINT LOBOS (part two) by Josh Jossi, 1986

Oh, Whaler’s Cove and Cypress Point! Oh, forest yet unmarred! Where the diamonds made of light all blaze On the rolling, wave-rocked sward; A meadow full of kelp and shells Curved in the sandy cove Round the great humped rocks Where the growing flock Of pelicans betroth On the rock lean shanks Of the wolf’s steep flanks On the sharp points of his spine, This beast who rests half in Neptune’s world, And the other half in mine.

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