Earthrise, December 1968, Image by Apollo 8

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Sunday Afternoon Island Dream

Isle La Motte, Vermont
July 29, 2012

Down at the Fisk farm,
four Vermont yankees
play the blues

to polite applause
beside the art barn
where the well

behaved sip unsweet
tea and lemonade
to wash down

deeply chocolate pie
on lawn chairs pulled
to patchy shade

as laid back bikers glide
slow roads that wind past
fields and cider

stands, which operate on
honor code, how goodness
goes in honest

lands, where in the deep late
afternoon a humble man
in holey jeans

strides up the road
with violin and soon
the early evening

still is gently filled
with Air on a G String  
as maestro plays

Bach on the beach
with more passion
than skill, much

like most marriages,
which get by on
grace and guts

to kinder days
like Isle La Motte
its summertime

ice cider joy
distilled from bitter
winter nights.

"Peace" - photograph by
David Noah, Winterville, Georgia