Poets’ Corner: Winter’s Concert


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

one’s imagination

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 dan@indianhillpress.com.