PoetrySpring/Summer 2023

Corinne Dekkers — Sea Countrymen, dir. Vittorio De Seta, 1955

                   As though the subtle limit of water were bound      the echo call of the rounded

                   room begins to move the water aside          waded through       water below

                   water           another room          a chamber within a hold

The ocean becomes            pressing water            The ocean becomes      wakes

movement unto     over undulate          press beyond

                                       the mountain a field

           of nerve

Corinne Dekkers is a Canadian-American poet. Her work can be found through Tolsun Books, Denver Quarterly, Greensboro Review, and elsewhere. She received her PhD from The University of Southern Mississippi.

The author: Debra Marquart