Elegy

Halfway down a plunging hill,
out on a point at Sunshine,
Dora Shepard’s sparkling house,
foursquare, white, the finest kind,
looks across the Thorofare.

From this house, on clear days,
you’d see sails, shoals, lobster boats,
then blue-green water, all the way over
to Isle au Haut.

©2018, 2013, 1997 by Ron Singer
Previously published in
Island Ad-Vantages, Deer Isle, Maine, 1997. Re-printed in Look to Mountains, Look to Sea (River Otter Press, 2013).


Ron Singer (b.1941) is a New York City lifer and world traveler who taught from 1964-2008. His published works span multiple genres: poetry, memoir, satire, short stories, non-fiction, and two thriller/travelogues. In December 2019, Unsolicited Press will issue his eleventh book, The Promised End, a collection of stories about mid-life, old age, and beyond.

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