Allaweep  mistborn  bursts  the  slow• 
wittering  rivulets  seep  the  stillwomb : 
mothermild  waterfold•   hollowlowlay• bold• 
wavers• wells  to  knitbound  stithmood : 
tears  the  lowthrough•   out• thrusts  the  flickquick : 
teems  the  mere . . 

where  wallowboomhollow  berounds  the  sound• 
stream• mood  moves  from  still  to  brimstream : 
waterstream  stirs  the  mare  to  mereflood• 
whelms  the  shore  with  leaplift  la• • sh• 
boomhollowbreak  broutseethe : 
all• long  leaps  the  ith . . 

or  gushstream  swills•   or  stillpool  lolls : 
or  drip•   or  drop :  or drop . .


* Cox intended his ‘nature poems’ to be read aloud, and developed a
typography to guide the reader. A key to these typographical cues is given in
the Preliminary Note to the Gogmagog book, 9 POEMS FROM NATURE (1959),
which is a sequence of nature poems from 1937:

. [full stop] = a pause of one full breath.
. . [two full stops] = a pause of two full breaths, etc.
: [colon] = a half-breath pause.
• [elevated, smaller dot] = a slight pause without taking breath.

- BH/03