The Island, the River, the shore,

the Stage Heads, the land, itself,

isolated, encased on three sides by

the sea and water

on the 4th side, Eastern Point an arm

such as Enyalion’s to protect

the body from the onslaught of

too much and give Gloucester

occasion, give her Champlain’s channel

in and out (as her river

refluxes), a body of land, hard on granite yet

arched by such skies favored by such sea and

sweetened in the air so briar-roses grow

right on her rock and at Brace’s Cove kelp

redolents the air, jumps the condition and strain locus

falls or emerges as the rain on her or the sun