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Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
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Title By Year1997 (?). JONAH AS BOY SEAMAN
First LineHe longed to cram it all into his pusser's chest
CreatorsOutram, Richard Daley, 1930-2005
Howard, Barbara, 1926-2002
Publisher[Gauntlet Press]
Place of Publication[Toronto]
Date[1997?]
DescriptionOne sheet of turquoise paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in title case italics, in black. Poem is printed in burgundy. Above the title are depicted the sixteen stars of the constellation Cetus (the Whale), in rose. At the foot of the poem is: 'Richard Outram', in black.
Size of Original1 sheet ; 22 x 28 cm.
Local Call NumberPS 8579 U92 J66 1997 RARE
TypeText
Resource TypeBroadside
FormatImage/jpeg
IdentifierGP-0075
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.
TranscriptHe longed to cram it all into his pusser's chest and chuck it overboard, the whole entangled botch; and tell his Captain he was making a clean breast of things, and volunteer to stand the middle watch. Or else evade his mother's eye, her weary shrug, while she was in the kitchen making him his tea, and sweep the broken vow beneath the threadbare rug that stretched across the room from sea to sea. Fear, whatever depths that filial guilt may plumb, can rise and drift ashore upon some filthy tide; and he foresaw stout men in blazoned aprons come to take the carpets up when she had barely died. And there is no away to get to, nor to throw the neighbours' garbage into; nor could he let his vade-mecum perish, with its crazy row of patchwork numbers and its dog-eared Alphabet.
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