Poets Corner: Meadow at Bad Curve


Meadow at Bad Curve

Come children let us go

To the meadow the great meadow

Teeming with rabbits skunks new life

Bees varmints bugs galore and mice.

The meadow can be seen best

Just before the sharp curve turns west,

The sharp mean arguably worst curve

Slows you way down as you close observe

This one-third-mile or more expanse.

Low trees shrubs an English-like copse

A sea of knee-high grass waves within

Hide the absolute humming buzzing din.

Children hear the dry music crackle

Under the hot nurturing island sun

The warning throb of the golden thrush

July’s second haying soon upon us.

Peter Karoff

Peter Karoff’s poems have been anthologized and published in various periodicals. Peter has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University, and is a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony. Now a resident of Santa Barbara, he and his family are ‘long time’ fans/visitors to Martha’s Vineyard.

The Martha’s Vineyard Times welcomes contributions to Poet’s Corner. Dan Waters, former poet laureate of West Tisbury, will select poems to be published here. Submissions should be directed to dan@indianhillpress.com.