Tuesday, March 17, 2015


From the Lighthouse

At the rough-cut edge
of the land, a megaphone
of light, naked
as distress itself,
blares sideways across
the abraded acres of the sea.

If this were a book, you'd call it
one with a preface and afterword
and a bright ribbon
to mark your progress
from the underworld of the past
to the thin air of the future.

– Lawrence Sail
TLS 16 January 2015

Wood-engraving by John Francis Hart (1867-1950)