Article Type: Poem
Subject: Domesticity (Portrayals)
Humans and nature (Portrayals)
Fisheries (Portrayals)
Fishing vessels (Portrayals)
Husband-wife relations (Portrayals)
Knitting (Portrayals)
Fishers (Persons) (Portrayals)
Author: Temperton, Barbara
Pub Date: 05/01/2011
Publication: Name: Hecate Publisher: Hecate Press Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Hecate Press ISSN: 0311-4198
Issue: Date: May, 2011 Source Volume: 37 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: Bianca (Temperton, Barbara) (Poem)
Accession Number: 268220732
Full Text:
Cray boats, homeward bound, hunchbacked with empty pots, sun-faded
plastic crates and buoys-- jostle for their moorings. Woman, on the
breakwater, knitting, this year's shawl nearly done, homespun
shedding fibre over her black-gowned knees. Fat, brown needles working
knots and holes, the making's fast this year.
       Her husband's crayboat swaying
      on the full-moon tide,
      name diminished
      beneath a three-season skin
      of barnacles and slime. Across the white-capped bay winter looms
like skyscrapers.
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