Sailing Narragansett

Remembering Summers in Rhode Island

A dim December light
breaking dawn of Winter’s night
reveals a naked frozen bough
hosting a chorus of crows

rousing us to morning
thick in ice
where nothing flows
save time alone

No match for Winter’s mindless chill
is flesh and blood about in it
from Narragansett to Watch Hill
it’s frigid breath creates an icy stage

Come Spring we will depart the dock
slowly, like lovers disengaging
one landlocked, the other a drifter
leaving her bed at the break of day

Under the Summer sun we’ll sail
passed great houses and lawned hills
terns and seagulls off the starboard bow
which we’re passing now as we make way.




An excerpt from “No Stairs – a Collection Poems”

no stairs

About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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1 Response to Sailing Narragansett

  1. beetleypete says:

    Very nice, Frank. I was transported to that wintry scene in a heartbeat.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

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