Oracle Figures.Oracle Figures
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An accomplished and award-winning poet, Eric Pankey's free form verse offers the reader a true and lyrical elegance. Articulate and literate, each carefully crafted, deftly worded poem comprising "Oracle Figures" resonates with word rhythm and conjured image reflecting Pankey's unique voice in contemporary American poetry. 'Epitaph': Beyond the traceries of the auroras, /The fires of tattered sea foam Sea´ foam`
1. Foam of sea water.
2. (Min.) Meerschaum; - called also sea froth ltname>. ,/ The ghost-terrain of submerged icebergs; /Beyond a cinder cin·der
a. A burned or partly burned substance, such as coal, that is not reduced to ashes but is incapable of further combustion.
b. A partly charred substance that can burn further but without flame. dome's black sands;/ Beyond peninsula and archipelago,/ Archipelago and far-flung islands, /You have made of exile a homeland, /Voyager, and of that chosen depth, a repose./ /The eel shimmers and the dogfish dogfish, name for a number of small sharks of several different families. Best known are the spiny dogfishes (family Squalidae) and the smooth dogfishes (family Triakidae). Spiny dogfishes have two spines, one in front of each dorsal fin, and lack an anal fin. darts,/ A dance of crisscrosses and trespasses /Through distillate dis·til·late
A liquid condensed from vapor in distillation.
a product of distillation. glints and nacreous nacreous /na·cre·ous/ (na´kre-us) having a pearl-like luster.
Resembling mother-of-pearl; lustrous.
having a pearl-like luster. silts,/ And the sun, like fronds of royal palm /Wind-torn, tossed, lashes upon the wake,/But no lamplight mars or bleaches your realm,/ A dark of sediment, spawn, slough, and lees,/Runoff, pitch-black, from the rivers of Psalms.