River poet Allan Brown has had work on the Monday's Poem site
since 2004. "Sea Light" is from his twentieth volume,
an on-line chapbook titled Sentences, from Coracle Press
borrowed the title from the description of Victoria that appears
in Alice Munro's story "The Albanian Virgin."
the chapbook at Coracle is here.
The dream can be ordinary enough:
two cats prowling each their corner
of the garden, the slush of something
caught and holding in the eavestrough
while the rain.
that everything be included,
each word dividing at
the expected place,
looking before and after
a loose forgetting of streets
in that sea light contained,
and here the familiar walking.