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Sunday, February 5, 2017

The 7 Days of CryAction 5: 675-715

16th century history, by ilTM + Selkis

Sweet wind, serene
breeze whispers making
the sea like silver foam
among the rocks while
like shiny sapphires is
[680] its depth and reddish
its surface in the sun.
Sails fan out faraway
white in hundreds
faster than steeds.
Painted ships display
banners and break
billows with beaks;
fish dart, dolphins
bend their backs.
[690] Merrily there ring
arsenals and harbors
full of fancy ships,
an ancient Admiral
carries the knights
annihilating Neptune;
and winners, rewards
I see! and bow before
the Spanish ensign.
Now like those who dive
[700] into an Italian sea
for a famous festival
and undersea search
the hardest rocks and
the sea secrets so as to
get a gem thrown by
a distinguished Doge—
I’ll finally resurface
from gloomy gulfs
with Truth brighter
[710] than the Ruling Ring,
Truth who tarried but
presently pops up,
and I bring her bare
to all of you without
any veil or vestment. 

(to be continued on Feb. 12) 

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