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Photo and a Poem: January 24, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020Photo by Justin Freed A Poem by Jan Kelly Something to burst like a grapeOr solidify like a hazelnutHolding you to itEvery, each day, experienceIn your diurnal course is/willBe like that.Adapting is the secret ofSurviving, lasting long and wellBeing...

New York Times Best Sellers

New York Times Best Sellers

COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK FICTIONWHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia OwensMORAL COMPASS by Danielle SteelDEAR EDWARD by Ann NapolitanoTHE LAST WISH by Andrzej SapkowskiTREASON by Stuart Woods COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTIONEDUCATED by Tara WestoverJUST MERCY by...

Photo and a Poem: January 17, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020Photo by Louis Kozma A Poem from 2005 by Tim Bosworth Another week of nothingOf no moneyOf no commissionsOf no hopeOf pissing in the windOf feeling dope. Winter surely followsBedraggling our feet soreBut the Spring comes anyway. War is not for todayWe...

Photo and a Poem: January 10, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020Photo by Suzann Heron The gray landscapeA Poem by Suzann Heron There’s something easyreassuringabout looking out over a greyskymet with the same greyocean My heart feelsComfortable Only one color Not much to ponder yet reliable The Sun peaks through a...

Photo and a Poem: January 3, 2020

Photo and a Poem: January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020Photo by Durl Kruse A Haiku inspired by Herring Cove by Durl Kruse Thoughts ride on oceanBreeze, to places farawayFree to find a home To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org

Photo and a Poem: December 27, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 27, 2020

December 27, 2019Photo by Jamie Demetriou A Poem by Jamie Demetriou Spring waits this night's long sleepWinter's grasp long and deepAll the heavens a blanket of whiteSeasons a song a perfect proseEchos a time, frozenThen spring to let go To submit your own photo or...

Photo and a Poem: December 20, 2020

Photo and a Poem: December 20, 2020

December 20, 2019Photo by Krasimira Banova Dark December Days A Poem by Hilde Oleson On dark December daysThe old year seems to want to linger.It moves slowly, hesitantlyAs though loath to go.The year that held us in its grip still wants to own us,Even as we beg for...

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...

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...