SHINAR IN THE HAND OF THE SEA
At Ur, Noah’s camp by the sea
Waves kiss Shem’s feet.
Out in ships he fills his nets
From the filled waters.
As a Shepard boy he danced with the maidens
Who dance in the waves that wash the feet of Ur.
Ur, camp of Noah who planted grapes and sang.
“My house of reeds was lifted to the lentels of the sky,
While the waters ate the world from under.”
By Ur in the hand of the sea Shem’s nets fill the land
With children of the drunken sailor; married to the sea
By songs squeezed from grapes.
Noah sang in his camp in the hand of the sea
“The foot of Ur is washed by maidens eaten by the sea.”