Singing through the sparkling night sky
the sound of winter’s chilling cry
Trees dancing with delight to a tune
sung in chorus under a smiling moon
Running brooks joining in
beneath the ice — giggle and grin
Banging branches and sweeping leaves
providing backup beneath heaven’s eaves
And piercing through it all
the night owl’s crying call
Oh my goodness — what sound and sight
to an audience of a winter’s night
And for the price and worthy donation
the precious gift of
William Waterway founded Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Nantucket Magazine, and Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society and has received several national poetry awards.
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 email@example.com.