Poet’s Corner: Not For Sale


Not for Sale

135 years

on tiny tree feet,

Gothic arches of glass,

stained and glowing

covered with gingerbread lace,

holding memories of

more than a century of summers —

braced in quiet defiance



summer cameras

winter vandals

mold and mildew

peeling paint

and the pendulum of time —

our “Brigadoon”

Blue Cottage

built in 1870,


Oak Bluffs,

Martha’s Vineyard


Jo Scotford Rice

Jo Scotford Rice moved to Martha’s Vineyard with her family during the winter of 1965. She has kept a daily journal and written poetry since age 10.

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.