The Ofi Press Magazine

International Poetry and Literature from Mexico City

Don't Take Me By the Sea

By Ernest Williamson II, USA (Published in Issue 1)


don't take me by the sea
I want to burn by the birch of the forgotten songs
Apollo playing the lyre while 
Dionysus pouring red wine
from the tops of cirrus clouds
as the murmuring of the bumble bees by your feet
challenges the academically trained musician's notion
of rhythm
be a bonfire
enraptured by the chance to live
in lieu of unceasing realities of unconsciousness
and don't take me by the sea
take me by the hand







Ernest Williamson III has published poetry and visual art in over 300 national and international online and print journals. He is a self-taught pianist, singer, and painter. His poetry has been nominated three times for the Best of the Net Anthology.

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