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Ghoti Analysis



Author: poem of Heather McHugh Type: poem Views: 12

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The gh comes from rough, the o from women's,

and the ti from unmentionables--presto:

there's the perfect English instance of

unlovablility--complete



with fish. Our wish was for a better

revelation: for a correspondence--

if not lexical, at least

phonetic; if not with Madonna



then at least with Mary Magdalene.

Instead we get the sheer

opacity of things: an accident

of incident, a tracery of history: the dung



inside the dungarees, the jock strap for a codpiece, and

the ruined patches bordering the lip. One boot (high-heeled) could make

Sorrento sorry, Capri corny, even little Italy

a little ill. Low-cased, a lover looks



one over--eggs without ease, semen without oars--

and there, on board, tricked out in fur and fin,

the landlubber who wound up captain. Where's it going,

this our (H)MS? More west? More forth? The quest



itself is at a long and short behest: it's wound

in winds. (Take rough from seas, and women from the shore,

unmentionables out of mind). We're here

for something rich, beyond



appearances. What do I mean? (What can one say?)

A minute of millenium, unculminating

stint, a stonishment: my god, what's

utterable? Gargah, gatto, goat. Us animals is made



to seine and trawl and drag and gaff

our way across the earth. The earth, it rolls.

We dig, lay lines, book arguably

perfect passages. But earth remains untranslated,



unplumbed. A million herring run where we

catch here a freckle, there a pock; the depths to which things live

words only glint at. Terns in flight work up

what fond minds might



call syntax. As for that

semantic antic in the distance, is it

whiskered fish, finned cat? Don't settle

just for two. Some bottomographies are



brooded over, and some skies swum through. . .






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