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Rebus: Where Words and Images Meet: Poetry - Kurt Wilt

In the world of the Arts and Sciences, we value words and things. And we value the interplay of both to gain meaning, insights, and new perspectives. Though we offer no puzzles here, in this inaugural edition of REBUS, we do offer various observations on

Our First Boat Lay with its Back

Our First Boat Lay With its Back


in the sand of Moonlight Bay.

At low tide we braved the slimy

seaweed and Man-O-War to climb

its slippery ribs. The little boys,

as Dad called them, stayed ashore

making sinking rafts of palm fronds,

driftwood, and fishing line they’d found.

While we feigned the skeleton

was the capsized hull of a cabin

cruiser, and the Sergeant Majors

at our toes were the man-eaters

that ate the legs of the pilot

who had ejected a mile out.

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