Ocean Song

(one more in the Key of Sea, for Everett Hoagland)   


i am no -ist

i have no -ism


the flow i roll with

is myself


am consoled

by all sharp edges

smoothed by endless

moving water


(the Sea its own

reign of logic

tears wrack from rock

in an infinite gesture)


all arguments with myself

i am able to sooth


            water always finds its way

            over, under, around & thru


no need ask “is

that where the Sea is?”

wherever water is

i am that self-same Sea


what i wash upon        what i wash away

i give flotsam              i take jetsam

the moon pulleth         the moon pusheth away


without intention

i flow


i am flow

having nothing

to cling to

John Landry

About Ijagun Poetry Journal

Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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