The Great Wave ekphrastic poetry

It is because the sea is blue,

Because Fuji is blue, because the bent blue

Men have white faces, like the snow

On Fuji, like the crest of the wave in the sky the color of their

Boats. It is because the air

Is full of writing, because the wave is still: that nothing

Will harm these frail strangers,

That high over Fuji in an earthcolored sky the fingers

Will not fall; and the blue men

Lean on the sea like snow, and the wave like a mountain leans

Against the sky.

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