In " The Shark ," by Australian poet Judith Beveridge, a narrator reveals through slow description the experience of witnessing human remains pulled from the stomach of a dead shark: We flinched at the stench of blood that dripped on the fishhouse floor, and even Davey—when Grennan reached in past the scowl and steel prop for the stump—just about passed out.
Nancy Willard's poem "Sand Shark" implies similar reflection: you died in the tracks drawn by your dorsal fin as you heaved at low tide toward pages of water turning and turning. He'll feed on everything. He is a monster like a boar that bloats, excretes. He feeds on paper. In Dunham's poem, too, the shark is listed among a number of characters enacting a complex web in a tangled series of events: The sleepy shark rolls from bed at the sound of the bell: the fisherman's foot ringing in the water.
On the pier a young girl purchases a dried apricot from a vendor and rolls its wrinkled skin over her tongue before biting down.
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Behind tightly drawn curtains, the boy who might have grown up to be her great love or grocer succumbs to his illness and orphans his parents, as the shark draws behind a curtain of foam. White sun flashes on the Michigan Avenue asphalt Sharks' Teeth by Kay Ryan Everything contains some Upon Shark by Robert Herrick Shark, when he goes to any publick feast Untitled [There, by the crescent moon, the shark] by Shido There, by the crescent moon, the shark Along the beach those shouts reveal Seal Lullaby by Rudyard Kipling Oh! Song of the Paddlers [excerpt] by Herman Melville Dip, dip, in the brine our paddles dip Summer [excerpt] by James Thomson Increasing still the terrors of these storms Ashore by Ernest Hilbert The harpooned great white shark heaves onto sand The Sharks by Denise Levertov Well then, the last day the sharks appeared Murray Dreaming by Stephen Edgar It's not the sharks Rome by Brigit Pegeen Kelly I saw once, in a rose garden, a remarkable statue The Shark by Judith Beveridge We heard the creaking clutch of the crank Angel Shark by Hailey Leithauser Wan oxymoron of a fish, dotted Academy of American Poets Educator Newsletter.
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