Great Local Poet Reads at Khan Studio and the GMG Gallery

During the Captains Courageous Festival this weekend, we had the real pleasure of readings by Gwendolyn Carr.  The reading started and ended with her poem, Gloucester with manywonderful poems sandwiched in between, all on the subject of water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gloucester

I live close to the shore,

close by the men,

who go to sea,

who weather sun and storm

alike — they say they are free.

But are they free?

Or only slaves of water,

that vast expanse

which calls them every day.

They cannot stay away,

but must set out

to ply their trade,

to bring their living

to the shore.

They can do no more.

Their fathers did it,

so must they

live to obey the water.

I live close — close enough

to watch them though.

My danger lies on land.

Gwendolyn’s books can be purchased at Gordon College Bookstore and The Bookstore at Beverly Farms.

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