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Charles Olson Reading at Berkeley as transcribed by Zoe Brown, Coyote 1966

The Ring Of

It was the west wind caught her up, as

she rose

from the genital

wave, and bore her from the delicate

foam, home

to her isle

 

and those lovers of the difficult, the hours

of the golden day welcomed her, clad her, were

as though they had made her, were wild

to bring this new thing born

of the ring of the sea pink

& naked, this girl, brought her

to the face of the gods, violets

in her hair

 

Beauty, and she

said no to zeus & them all, all were not or

was it she chose the ugliest

to bed with, or was it straight

and to expiate the nature of beauty, was it?

 

knowing hours, anyway,

she did not stay long, or the lame

was only one part, & the handsome

mars had her  And the child

had that name, the arrow of

as the flight of, the move of

his mother who adorneth

 

with myrtle the dolphin and words

they rise, they do who

are born of like

elements

 

Charles Olson Reading at Berkeley as transcribed by Zoe Brown, Coyote 1966, Page 2
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