Sunday, March 7, 2010

Garcia Bend

On this side of
The levee you
Can hear the
Heavy bray of
Barges --sound
Delivered to
A child whose
World enlarges
By the river.
The other side
Is still wild.


  1. Umm.I like this, but I wonder which Garcia this is about. Maybe some disambiguation is called for?

  2. Will,
    Glad you asked. Garcia Bend is a U-shaped jog in the Sacramento River that composes the Pocket Area --a settlement of Japanese and Portuguese truck farms where I started life. Barges from the Bay would sound their deep notes to warn returning vessels of their approach at blind corners.


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