RR

THIS SEA, WROUGHT & TEMPESTUOUS

—for the refugees, lost in the crossing

1.

this is the transcript

of after


saying, Arise

the boat                             not

bodies  


not                                           not the first such


find 


cannot                                    scribe

 

SHARE

their journey


floating at sea


we do not know


and cry against it

communi

not      fall within

 

in                        capacity

 

bodies


wearing


journey

and swaying                                                                         swayed

and turning up                                                                      down


What meanest thou, O sleeper?


and t                                     urn                                             ing 


this moment


sha         ken

 

refu                                                                         refu 


re            fused 


respon


what drove these 

what shall we do unto thee


cannot                                      describe

that the sea may be calm unto us? 


these refu                                       se 

 

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6.

SHARE THIS

only to continue their journey                                   the transcript 

translated into                                                            another boat sinking


s              way                                                swa                        y            surf


ace

For thou hadst cast me into the deep

Until now

only a few people

have met

face of the

without

7.

from                                                                                           to

only to                                                                                               of what

afterwards,                                       into

 

cast out of thy sight 

not fall within

fa

face

 

safe

identification

citizen    ship

 

taken

 

8.

escape

the trans        cript of what

happened

 

trans                          late         d into English

 

floating

the village

thy holy temple

due to                  the de                        liberate

 

their fate

9.

At 10:15 PM on Thursday

 

until about 4:00 AM

 

within

40 minutes                        after 20 minutes

After 40-60 minutes

6 warnings

 

a position

 

posit      i              on                         late 

 

10.


ees                                            sie                        s

 

 s             ee).                                                                                                  script of what 

s                 ear 


s
                                                                                           at sea, 


we            a     r     ing


se                             

the depth closed me round about

say

ken

 

11.

to          ward

the shores


of the silence


re  aching out to

terr       it           ories


o   f                                    i                     dentification

faced with

this

sea

12.

an                         d the


y
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h            a

ll


have


n                           o


p               l                      a                          ce


to


re                                        s                     t                           the                     i


r
                                                          he                                                             a


d

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Philip Metres

Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including Shrapnel Maps (forthcoming 2020), The Sound of Listening (essays, 2018), Sand Opera (poems, 2015), Pictures at an Exhibition (poems, 2016), I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (translations 2015), and others. His work has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, six Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, two Arab American Book Awards and others. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

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Philip Metres is the author of ten books, including <em>Shrapnel Maps</em> (forthcoming 2020), <em>The Sound of Listening</em> (essays, 2018), <em>Sand Opera</em> (poems, 2015), <em>Pictures at an Exhibition</em> (poems, 2016), <em>I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky</em> (translations 2015), and others. His work has garnered a Lannan fellowship, two NEAs, six Ohio Arts Council Grants, the Hunt Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, two Arab American Book Awards and others. He is professor of English and director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at John Carroll University.

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