Thursday, February 9, 2017


The Green Ray

It is not the blinking beacon

at the end of The Great Gatsby

but what Tacitus Dean

set out to film

on the Madagascar coast

celluloid film in camera

patiently waiting

for the atmospheric phenomenon

witnessed by sailors

gazing past the misty haze

toward the arc of the horizon

for an auspicious glimmer

the last emerald flash

of a dying orange sun

    -- Anna Badua

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