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Three Mile Harbor Long Island (a poem)

posted Jan 31, 2020, 5:12 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katherine Alder, Staff Writer

Posted January 31st, 2020

Three Mile Harbor Long Island (a poem based on Thomas Moran's Painting "Three Mile Harbor Long Island")

The sun slowly sunk

beneath the horizon 

ending her vigil over the Earth

for the moon to take her place

with a brilliant scene 

of painted fire

and purple smoke clouds

a flash of intensity before


Beneath the sun lies a lake

reflecting the flames

a sailboat drifts across 

the serene waters 

catching the breeze

On the shore

grow trees all scrambling 

for the light
mourning its passing until

the next morning

A solitary man walks


beneath their boughs

a wraith amongst the shadows

who at the passing of the sun rejoice