Poets’ Corner: The Forest


A mouth filled with dust and cobwebs

unable to make words

barely a grunt

that heart


in the forest

with wild blueberries

dangerous mushrooms


shimmering light

through pine needles

that heart

like mine

Joel Holmberg, former ceramist and resident of Martha’s Vineyard for 26 years, has turned his attention to poetry, short stories and monologues while living between Italy and Finland for 17 years.