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Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
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Title By Year1967. MERMAID WAITING
First LineTHOUGH I was constantly caressed
CreatorsOutram, Richard Daley, 1930-2005
Howard, Barbara, 1926-2002
PublisherGauntlet Press
Place of Publication[Toronto]
Date1967
DescriptionOne sheet, 40 x 20 cm, with single folds between the upper engraving and the title, between the poem and the lower engraving, and above the colophon, as issued. With two wood engravings: a sunrise over water, in vermilion, above the title; a mermaid, in blue, below the poem. Christmas 1967.
SubjectMermaids--Poetry
Size of Original1 folded sheet ; 40 x 20 cm. folded to 21 x 20 cm.
NoteIllustrations by Barbara Howard.
Local Call NumberPS 8579 U92 M47 1967 RARE
TypeText
Resource TypeBroadside
FormatImage/jpeg
IdentifierGP-0009
CollectionGauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
LanguageEng
SourcePrint original in the Rare Books Collection, Memorial University of Newfoundland Libraries.
TranscriptTHOUGH I was constantly caressed, Slow wave on wave, No infant suckled my salt breast: And I was wracked with every tide; And saw your sail And offered you an ardent bride: O Mariner, forgive those arts, That sensual song, That promised you true woman's parts: An ocean shuddered as we cleaved; Hot flesh, cold fish; A mortal drowned, a Child conceived!
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