The View from Above: Monhegan House, 7 A.M. Into the small frame, modest landscape of yellow garden hose, overturned red barrow, the settled gray of shingled houses, early lettuce bedded out, lilacs at crescendo, here she comes, trotting at a pony’s pace, a young girl in a striped knit cap, pom-pom bobbing on a […]
UNSTRUNG Here I am at last, settled on my Island porch after taking days to leave my life behind: The over-tended gardens of rosemary, delphinium, thyme; The steady clamor of pet ducks and telephones and mail; The crawling mind-clutter and crazy flap-clatter of just too many connections. I’m fitting torn edges to new here on […]
Thanks to Marie Snavely
With great sorrow I learned of Bob and Ann Bartels loss of their longtime pet (and friend), Shadrach. Shadrach, at 42, died suddenly. If you have a picture of the Island’s most famous parrot please either post it here or send it to me and I will do so for you.
THAT SEA I first beheld the sea when I was twen- ty two, immediately knelt to drink to taste, first-hand, if it were really salt (you never know–the stories could’ve lied) first chance to dream beyond the blue hori- zon’s edge, expand a midwest prairie’s view to something grander: waves […]