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D. Nurkse

D. Nurkse

D. Nurkse is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently A Night in Brooklyn. He's a recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Journey To Matinicus Island

Another child may skip, skip,
chanting to a thousand thousand.

Another old man may nod and mumble
over his half-erased book.

Matinicus: harbor you might reach
by a chuffing skiff, fog
that tastes of milk, nets
drying in the pines.

Let someone else be the ocean.
Let someone else be Arcturus.
Let someone else be the self.

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