Poet’s Corner: Zach’s Beach


The path through the dunes

goes between two worlds

and leads to the essence of the island.

The herald given by blue flags

is followed by beach roses,

scents released by the heat

hanging heavy on the lee side of the hill.

Over the crest, the sea unfolds

to the horizon and beyond,

reflecting a million suns.

Beach stretches to meet ocean

and the interface is neither,

but the blend of sand and sea,

as the island has always been.

After 40 years of working with technology, and nearly 30 of those living part-time in WestTisbury, Cynthia Bloomquist now resides there full-time, following guidance from her muse.