Posts Tagged ‘Scarborough’

Spring Comes to Old Town, Maine

March 20, 2018

  

The March rain is colder growing,
snow will fall on ice tonight.
Summer thoughts are huddled low in
nests of lint with summer’s mice. 

Who will sing cuccu, cuccu? 

Old panes crackle, house beams buckle,
melt waters freeze below the spouts.
Snow squalls dance with bones of maple
as this gray equinox blacks out.

 And no one sings cuccu, cuccu.

 

First published in Mostly Maine.

 

House in Scarborough, Maine - photo by Mike Smetzer.

House in Scarborough, Maine – photo by Mike Smetzer.

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Shadows: A Poem of Lost Love

February 5, 2018

 

Go into the snow
Let the snow drift about your ears
and listen to the stillness at night
Go when the snow is soft and silent
and the stars are behind the clouds
Walk in the silent dark
Feel the cold
the vagueness under foot
the blackness above and beside you
Know you are alone
with my shadow in the dark
as I am alone now
with your shadow
in my heart

 

First published in Kansas Quarterly.

 

Outbuildings of our house in Scarborough - photo by Mike Smetzer

Outbuildings of our house in Scarborough, Maine – photo by Mike Smetzer