Poet’s corner: Winter beach


the sun!  the sun!

gusts to 40

heart flutters

a gift of beach

travel — adjust

clothes in layers

weather, footwear


miles — stretch

sleep on clay


life change

splash of ions

kiss of sea

shifting crystals

head buried — dark

wing’s last flight

swings with wind

hinged above sand

making music

no longer


with blind eye

I spy


William Waterway has been a poet since youth. He was the founder of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine and Nantucket Magazine; founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society; and has been published by various media. He has won several national poetry awards and given readings before local, regional, and international audiences.