-water. There are some tufts of grass but no fresh water. The island swarms with sea-birds and is covered in the season with their eggs and young: it is overlaid with a deposit of guano a few inches th...
the darkness ' Mastering the blue, darting on wings of light." "It divulged its secret, yet breathed not a word". The poet is convinced that even in the depths of winter seeds are growing and that all things change. Finally, addressing the bird, she realizes that it bears good news: "Bird, my seabird
. In the mist, from gray to purple, the dawn flickered, flapped its wings, 30 Engraved in sea-birds’ flight on the horizon, its steps, its widening scope of light. Out of the dark, the gale’s voice, the cosmic shriek, awakens the first fear, the virginal outcry, and the passion of the hunt
one',5 and sea-birds 'daughters of the water'.s Al-Bdriidi's intense desire to relate himself to the tradition pro- duced at times unfortunate results, in which the poet's individuality is utterly crushed by the weight of the tradition. Not content with introducing into his poetry, perhaps not always