Dark Poems of the Inland Seas Region (Paperback)
Although they are above sea level and have no salt, these great expanses of water bear all the characteristics of seas and for centuries have been regarded as such. They have port cities, bays, lighthouses, and shipwrecks. Their watershed is threaded with rivers, streams, and dotted with smaller lakes. There are forests, cliffs, ancient mountains, and, since the intrusion of humans, plenty of stories. The stories in this volume are presented in poetic form. There are deadly floods, drunken miscalculations, legendary monsters, murderous frogs, and a wide variety of fish-all presented without the nuisance of punctuation.