This is Renee Ashley's newest collection of poems - Because I Am the Shore I Want to Be the Sea. Such a luscious title. Read it. Read it now. They have copies down at Wild Iris Books. Go get one. Yes, I'm being a bossy pants about this (my girlfriend calls it me being "directive."), but ask Erica down at Wild Iris. She agrees. And here's a snippet from the poem [essay on observation].
". . . The air swells is nickel
then silver with rain—soon white with a downpour that
beats the caladiums into the earth Rose of Sharon onto
its knees A whole world coming down onto the world"