Sunset on Menemsha Bay
Orange glow hanging low, bright & brilliant scene
Fully round homeward bound, giving way to night
Sky on fire burning flames, billions of miles off
Clouds melted by the blazing blue sky, half the sun’s
Quarter left showing the depth, of beauty on the
Piercing rays through the haze, kaleidoscoping gaze
Boats’ silhouettes shining through, whitecaps
Getting low sinking slow, disappearing is the day
Down & down night all around, it’s morning for worlds
People near sit and stare, awesome are their
thoughts, joy within their hearts
Sliver left taking breath, twilight dancing off the bay
All are filled with wonderment of nature’s grand
Silence gives away to cheers
The moment the sun disappears
Cool will bring sweet dreams your way
Night has fallen on Menemsha Bay!
As a young man, Philip A. Zentz fished commercially out of Menemsha and built stone walls on the Island. A retired carpenter, cabinetmaker and schoolteacher, he lives in East Bridgewater but often visits relatives here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.