In the Cottage (a poem)
The Boothbay Harbor Region
In the Cottage (A Poem)
In the cottage near the shoreline
of the rugged coast of Maine,
I enjoy the warmth and crackle
of our driftwood fire on a chilly
evening quite late in August
when thoughts of returning home
to hot New Jersey dampen our joy
of listening to the blare of foghorns
and tolling buoys marking channels
for fishing boats coming back to harbor.
Perhaps it won't be quite so bad if we
mosey back by way of Franconia
New Hampshire or Rutland town Vermont.
But the laughter of herring gulls and
the pungent smell of crashing waves
have become so much a part of me
that I'll have to tighten my belt until
apples blossom white once again.
I wrote this poemsome sixty years after going to the cottage in Maine each summer as a boy. That place still grabs me!
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