Poets Corner: Bark

Poets Corner: Bark

Bark

gray

stri-

ations

bridge

no crossing

limb too light

a word

reaching to hold

Something

Someone

no outstretch can meet

naked

bark dressed

hidden until perfect

systems

wrapped fine tiny

not leaf leaf

fowl you

green

Fan Ogilvie

Fan Ogilvie, the second Poet Laureate of West Tisbury, lists among her accomplishments a contest in poetry for high schoolers known as Promising Young Poets, a program in poetry and playwriting in the MV House of Correction, a continuing Summer Festival in Poetry featuring readings by national and local poets, and numerous readings at various venues around the Island.

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.

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