Map of Venice, 1557


Map of Venice by Cristoforo Sabatino (1557)

Image by Urizzato at Italian Wikipedia, CC BY 2.5,


Cabo de Tormentoso: Dias Beach at the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (December 2011)

I search the undercurrent
for eddies, ripples of memory
from Cape of Good Hope to Calicut

Cão, Dias, da Gama

When the Sea Rises: Vasco da Gama Square in Cochin, India (October 2011)

awash in trash, and the detritus of time
the angry god reminds
of a terrible violence
Da Gama, Alburquerque, Cabral
spectral hauntings
in the tug and lull of the sea