I am off, at an unseemly early hour, for my annual visit with my best friend on Nantucket. Lucky me! I will try to blog with my iPad, but I make no promises. I've had little success before and may well not be able to figure it out this time. But I will try.
I recently reread Mary Starbuck's slim volume of poetry Nantucket and Other Verses. It has 1911 as the copywrite date. I have a lovely little reprint, in a slipcase, by American Perspective, Ltd of Brighton, MI, 2004. My favorite poem is the title one.
"Just a sandy wind-swept island!"
What more would you have it be,
With a turquoise sky above it,
Around it a sapphire sea?
When its dawns are pearl and opal,
Its moons are crystals clear,
And its sunsets shower down gold dust
Till the diamond stars appear,----
When to those who are born on the island,
And to many from over the sea,
"Tis fairer than all its jewels,
What more does it need to be?
Well, for me, it needs to shelter my BFF----and it does! I can't wait to see it in its September glory. Bee says September is a fine month on Nantucket.
I'll let you know how I find it!