O U T S I D E L E F T   stay i n d e p e n d e n t

Morning Tide

Celebrated New York Poet, Debra Ifill returns with her latest poem, Morning Tide

get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter
by Debra Ifill, for outsideleft.com
originally published: January, 2007
Celebrated New York Poet, Debra Ifill's Morning Tide

Morning Tide

Morning tide;
Calling swift and cutting,
Then drifting completely from my view.

I had it once,
Long before,
At times without you.
But, I want it more
And again
And now,
My permeable minded,
Haunting, like the words that mothers leave behind,
Malleable, you.

Let's have it more, I beg
And turn my dreams full view
As disbelieving,
Non-reprieve,
'Tis death
But 'tis true.

see more stories from outsideleft's Fiction & Poetry archive »»

Debra Ifill

Debra lives in New York and is the coolest

more stories you really could read...


thumb through the ancient archives:

search for something you might like...


sign up for the outsideleft weekly. a selection of new and archived stories every week. Or less.

View previous campaigns.

Happy Shopper #36 - GONZO: Anthony Hope-Smith and Will Bingley
Graphic biographers Hope-Smith and Bingley go shopping.
Poets Got Rhythm
Shane runs into buzz band Poets of Rhythm in Dublin
Bob Frank & John Murry's World Without End (Part 1...)
Rolling Stone described Bob Frank and John Murry as "all bullets, blades and guilt without end". Paul H took his chances anyway...
W.W.J.L.D.?
Valentines day - the myth of Penelope and Paul
Shane O'Rielly would prefer to be knee-deep in boobs and blankets on Valentines Day instead of fulfilling his annual stalker fantasies
Zen and the Art of Roy Keane
Outsdeleft literary Editor, Joe Ambrose reads Eamon Carr's Origami Crow
Some of our favorite things...