Wednesday, November 23, 2016
DMC: "Montauk" by B.J. Lee
(a pastiche of Yeat’s “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”)
I will arise and go now and drive down to Montauk,
and spread a favorite blanket there, and lie in the summer sun,
and later rise and watch the gulls or take a seaside walk
that ends with a sunset run.
And I shall climb the bluffs there, the bluffs of reddish clay,
spotting yellow sundrops that adorn the hither hills,
then back down to the ocean, where the soft-shells make their way
in foaming wavelet’s ebbing rills.
I will arise and go now, for I love to hear the sound
of the boisterous breakers crashing like thunder on the beach
while I stand on the sand and listen as they crest, then break, then pound,
then rush to my feet just out of reach.
© 2016 B.J. Lee. All rights reserved.
Ann Rider has challenged us to write poems about places of refuge and solace this month. Click HERE for more details.
Post your poem on our November 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, November 25th, and one lucky participant will win a copy of BEFORE MORNING by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes, courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.