This is the first poem from O'Hara's book, Meditations in an Emergency. I loved typing this, the long drawn last line, keeping us from reaching the end, like waves lapping, though the stated aim in the first line (also the shortest line in the poem) was to reach you. The tender turn at "to / you I offer my hull and the tattered corgage / of my will." The way he codes all his desires. This book, always a refuge.
a place on the coast where vessels may find shelter, especially one protected from rough water by piers, jetties, and other artificial structures. "fishing in the harbor"
a part of the ocean, a lake, etc. that is next to land and is protected and deep enough to provide safety
a place of refuge, security, comfort. "the offered harbor of his arms"
synonyms: refuge, haven, safe haven, shelter, sanctuary, retreat, place of safety, port in a storm
keep (a thought or feeling) in one's mind, especially secretly; to conceal or hide. "she started to harbor doubts about the wisdom of their journey"
synonyms: bear, nurse, nurture, cherish, entertain, foster, hold on to, cling to
give a home, refuge, or shelter to. "woodlands harbored a colony of red deer"
to house or contain
hide a criminal or wanted person. "he was suspected of harboring an escaped prisoner"
synonyms: shelter, conceal, hide, shield, protect, give sanctuary to; take in, put up, accommodate, house
carry the germs of a disease
archaic (of a ship or its crew) moor in a harbor "he might have harbored in San Francisco"
late Old English herebeorg ‘shelter, refuge,’ herebeorgian ‘occupy shelter,’ of Germanic origin; related to Dutch herberge and German Herberge, 'lodging, quarters,' also to French auberge ‘inn’; see also harbinger.