Glittering Sea After the woodcut print by Yoshida Hiroshi Print gleam, like the sea Holding light, the sun’s spillway. River overlaid On scratches of swell, It shines. Here a man might walk, A dove fall, a voice Cry in tongues of light, This, this. Print the same story Without naming names. In all things, gesture To light, as boats, foregrounded, Trim their sails and turn To follow the gray Fleet nearing the brilliant seam Where the sky begins.
Sally Thomas is the author of a poetry collection, Motherland (Able Muse Press 2020), and a forthcoming novel, Works of Mercy (Wiseblood Books 2022). Her work has appeared recently in Autumn Sky Poetry Review, Dappled Things, North American Anglican, Plough Quarterly, and Trinity House Review.