Imagine a new ocean
finding yourself at its edge
wondering how wide
how tumultuous its storms
what strange creatures dwell therein—
like those that fill the uncharted spaces on old maps—
what continents rise from its waters
their mountains how high
their forests how vast
what islands garland its expanse
what civilizations its rims
what sort of men, savage or urbane, people its shores.
You might well look with wild surmise.
© by Richard Greene.
Used with the author’s permission.