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Gauntlet Press of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard
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Title By Year1997 (?). VIRUS
First LineBeyond the vicious surf, the scrub foreshore
CreatorsOutram, Richard Daley, 1930-2005
Howard, Barbara, 1926-2002
Publisher[Gauntlet Press]
Place of Publication[Toronto]
Date[1997?]
DescriptionOne sheet of white paper, 22 x 28 cm. Title of poem is printed in upper case Lithos, in violet. Immediately above the title is an ornament made up of discontinuous diagonal lines describing the outline of a saltire, in rose. Poem is printed in black. Below is: 'RICHARD OUTRAM', in violet. Immediately beneath is a smaller version of the saltire ornament, in rose.
Size of Original1 sheet ; 22 x 28 cm.
Local Call NumberPS 8579 U92 V56 1997 RARE
TypeText
Resource TypeBroadside
FormatImage/jpeg
IdentifierGP-0082
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.
TranscriptBeyond the vicious surf, the scrub foreshore, bruised foothills are aligned, then realigned: and sailors swear assuredly thereby that mountains are removed. This northern coast seems uninhabited. No flickered lights by night, no sudden tufts of smoke by day, to disconcert the heart returned, aghast, from broken promises - those shimmered sands, those ripened islands smouldering. That fade like shame below the seared horizon line. Like recollection. Inland here, they say, replenishing the soul sweet rivers rise…
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