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Photo and a Poem: December 13, 2019

Photo and a Poem: December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019Photo by Bruno A Poem by Clinton "Skip" Parker People who write poems that don’t rhymeShould be found guilty of committing a crimeAnd forced to writePoems all nightThat always rhyme while doing their time To submit your own photo or poem, email...

Nan’s Reading Challenge Book Highlights

Nan’s Reading Challenge Book Highlights

Reading Challenge Recap The 2019 Provincetown Library Reading Challenge is drawing to a close, but don’t despair —there will be a 2020 Reading Challenge announced in early January. Meanwhile, here’s one takeaway: the best books read in this Challenge by six intrepid...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONTHE RISE OF MAGICKS by Nora RobertsCRISS CROSS by James PattersonTHE GUARDIANS by John GrishamA MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David BaldacciWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONCRIME IN PROGRESS by...

Photo and a Poem: November 22, 2019

Photo and a Poem: November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Every cell in my body is energized by drinking the immense healing powers from the earthShe teaches me of faith and courage, wholehearted living and loving, trust in reinventingThe metamorphosisAs the...

Photo and a Poem: November 15, 2019

Photo and a Poem: November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019Photo by Jason Brown An Autumn ReverieA Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) Through all the weary, hot midsummer time,My heart has struggled with its awful grief.And I have waited for these autumn days,Thinking the cooling winds would bring...

Photo and a Poem: November 8, 2019

Photo and a Poem: November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019Photo by Linda Simon SocksA Poem by Mark S. Peel Why is it that the last place you can’t get any two things right is a place where there are only things black and white? I don’t mean to complain without just cause; I seek no lofty goals. I just want...

Photo and a Poem: November 1, 2019

Photo and a Poem: November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019Photo by Chris Hottle PtownA Poem by Hilde Oleson This is a town that has always  goneAll Out.In the 1850’s one wharf was built.Observation proved it to beA great idea.So 57 more were built in the next two yearsAnd proved to be successfulThis town has...

Photo and a Poem: October 25, 2019

Photo and a Poem: October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019Photo by Jim Cornell Destination: Peace on EarthA Poem by Linda Ohlson Graham There could be someone On the bow of our boat … Our boat is our Planet : Earth. The landfall that is being pursued: Peace. Planet Earth appears to be going thru Hell. War …...

Photo and a Poem: October 18, 2019

Photo and a Poem: October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019Photo by Sue Clark Full Hunter MoonA Poem by Jan Kelly A lone tree cricketChirps me to sleepThe night of the full Hunter MoonWhose light will wake meWhen it balances over meOn its arc of descension   To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant...

Photo and a Poem: October 11, 2019

Photo and a Poem: October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019Photo by Barbara Klipper Staying AfloatA Poem by Barbara Klipper With sails furled, oars stowed,Or massive engines stalled while heavy anchors rest silent beneath the swell,The boats and ships sit proud in the bay.Row boat bobbing gently,Cruise ship...

Photo and a Poem: October 4, 2019

Photo and a Poem: October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019Photo by Sandra Delzotti Strolling UnicornA Poem by Katharyn Howd Machan takes their sweet time along Commercialpretending that if they wanted to flythey could turn themselves into a seabird and soarover The Mews and Café Heavenand maybe land on the...

Photo and a Poem: September 27, 2019

Photo and a Poem: September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019Photo by Amy Raff A Poem by Donna Pilkington Tumble seaweed blowing across the sands on this first fall day.Seaweed puffballs rolling on and on by wind  whipping water, boughs,  and gulls on high carried by the flow from  summer to fall.Nature...

Photo and a Poem: September 20, 2019

Photo and a Poem: September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Another dawn Another low tide Another day of lobstering Yet today is different It's crisper Less noisy There is ease in my daily maneuvers The side streets giveaway to a garden overlooking the harbor...

Photo and a Poem: September 13, 2019

Photo and a Poem: September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019Photo by Eileen Kennedy Song of the Paddlers [excerpt]A Poem by Herman Melville Dip, dip, in the brine our paddles dip, Dip, dip, the fins of our swimming ship! How the waters part, As on we dart; Our sharp prows fly, And curl on high, As the upright...

Photo and a Poem: September 6, 2019

Photo and a Poem: September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019Photo by Jan Kruse VirgoA Poem by Jack Wesdorp There’s the double-wanded one,quare subtle with electrons,felicitous with thought forms,ubiquitous as a horn.We are children of her womb,the cloth woven on her loom,the measure of her lament,she’s the...