Poets Corner: West Tisbury morning


West Tisbury Morning

Initial sign a streak of light,

bright variation in a slate gray sky,

a tear in the night’s curtain.

Then a scarlet line,

first thin, now broader,

becoming a palette with a study in reds…


Enough light now to give definition

to the features of the day –

the sky with a horizon billowing with clouds,

the earth, though gray with the bare trees of winter,

green with pines and golden with grasses.

Cynthia Bloomquist

After forty years of working with technology, and nearly thirty of those living part time in West Tisbury, Cynthia Bloomquist now resides there full time following guidance from her muse.