Deborah Hauser

Self inflicted Gaunt spare laid bare

Reading Moby-Dick Chapter 40

Chapter 40 Midnight, Forecastle 

…the undeniable dark side…

This chapter is written like a drama. It opens with the crew on deck. A love song gives way to a whaling song. The diversity of the crew is highlighted  Racist insults are directed at Daggoo.

A found poem:

oh, sentimental tambourine

dance, dance,

naked girls shake their tassels

holy squall

the anaconda swallows thine resurrection

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