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A poem for Lon Allan: Rest in Peace, Dear Brother By Sylvia M. Jackson I. Rest in peace, dear brother The sea, it beckons thee Aquinnah is the land you love Where your soul is free Praying for your spirit To be at...

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Footprints By Lucas Thors Kick off your Birkenstocks as you dance down a well-traveled trail a shimmering shoreline comes into view. The rolling beach break is a shifting mirror for the sky to gaze upon — a sea glass...

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How I Feel About Covid-19 By Lillian Reuben (age 8) I feel like a bug stuck in a jar I feel like I’m locked inside of my car I feel like a prisoner in my own fairytale I feel...

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Barred Owl By Warren Woessner Swoops into the crest of the big cottonwood by the brook, but can’t escape the mob of crows at his heels. So he sits tight Iike a fat banker— tongue-tied, twisting to watch both ways at once while the James...

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This Prairie Catch-Basin By Zachary Wiesner Our Mid-West, filled by run off from the Rockies and Appalachians, Passed it down the rivers To the lakes and the sea. This prairie catch-basin of promise, Fertile to simple, familiar dreams, Draws human run...

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Catbirds By Donald Nitchie They show up every year around this time like pushy tourists at the bar— Over here! HERE! Their raspy mews like fingers in my ears. They wait above the feeder, eyeing me warily, as if to say, We’ll eat...

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Live Some More By Natalie Wambui Life goes fast Soon you’ll be old Maybe now you are young But, at the end of it all Your age is what you make out of it Live some more, have some fun Embrace your...

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Truth was a myth By Olivia MacPherson O god of war why do you fight Does swinging your sword make things right O god of love we see your strength The blessing you are and the feelings you make As...

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Summer By Joan Noëldechen The island of memory When you and I played in the surf May have been long ago. You changed my life in Vineyard Haven. I learned from your life How to be tolerant and kind to others. God...

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Tony Balis is a writer who runs The Humanity Initiative (humanity.org). He has been a resident of Vineyard Haven for much of the last 50 years.  Poets with a connection to Martha’s Vineyard are encouraged...

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Earth Day Omelette in a Broken World By Tain Leonard-Peck Celebration paradoxical proclaimed through electrical means oil-fueled, embraced by televisions radios, magazines, et al. Every act of obeisance to terrestrial mother poisoned by stains of plastics and coal. Yet Think Wonder The world, an omelet black fumes, a smashed...

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I SEE YOU. By Kristen Norman I’ve been away awhile. I’m sorry I haven’t really been there for you, I was searching myself~~ But, I could be- can be- I will... be. And bees wake with purpose.      Heal me Dance! Help you Sing! To...

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A Man with Two Canes By Jonathan Burke A man with two canes walks across Ocean Park's way. Walking with his canes on a lovely day. The kind clerk looks, listens to the troubles and the hurt with a gentle patience the eagle...

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Bearing Fruit By Judith Hannan There is a mystery fruit in the bare limbs of the Locust tree, gray with a tinge of rust plump ovoids against a lead sky. A Locust is a leguminous tree pod-bearing, as in seed pods elongated...

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The Crash of the MV Nantucket Winter 1977 By E. Hass This captain has had way too much to drink The fog rolls in; he cannot see the shore. We pray the Vineyard ferry will not sink. The water is...

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her realm By Michael Oliveira she sees the ghosts of grey cats from the corners of her eyes; her former present and future selves met on a stairwell in the not so distant past; the trinity completed; she yearns for one not yet born I stand at the curb as her parade goes by Michael...

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Everywhere There’s a Path By Zach Wiesner Everywhere there’s a path There’s a traveler. Everywhere there’s a hill There’s a climber. Everywhere there’s a beginning There’s a beginner. Everywhere there’s a beginner, There’s hope. Zach Wiesner lives in West Tisbury. Poets with a connection to...

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Wicked wind, lovely breeze By Nancy Langman The wind whips And twists and swirls Bending trees And scaring squirrels Its vicious sound Keeps all awake Boats in dock So much at stake It knows no grace Respects no trees But over time Becomes just a breeze Nancy Langman...

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Grievances By Alida O’Loughlin Grievances, they now have gripped the country Like a vise around its heart And in anger and resentment Tearing all of us apart Grievances, where do they come from? In the word, there is the Grief Feelings that...

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Sleep By Liz Kelner Pozen The last good night’s sleep I had was over twenty years ago when we visited friends in the mountains up north. We had a lovely day of walking in the woods feeding fish in the pond eating cookies on...
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