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It was a Maine lobster town— each morning b

It was a Maine lobster town—
each morning boatloads of hands
pushed off for granite
quarries on the islands

and left doze......

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Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam

Relinquunt Omnia Servare Rem Publicam.

The old South Boston Aquarium stands
in a Sahara of snow now. Its broken windows are boarded.
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For Elizabeth Bishop Nautilus Island s

For Elizabeth Bishop

Nautilus Island""s hermit
heiress still lives through winter in her Spartan cottage
her sheep still graze a......

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Tamed by Miltown we lie on Mother s bed th

Tamed by Miltown we lie on Mother""s bed
the rising sun in war paint dyes us red
in broad daylight her gilded bed posts shine
aband......

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Only teaching on Tuesdays book worming in pa

Only teaching on Tuesdays book worming
in pajamas fresh from the washer each morning
I hog a whole house on Boston""s
"hardly passion......

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