Three Merriconeag Poets Honored at at 2011 Poetry Festival
by Leif Anderson
Murky oval window
knees crushed like broken tree branches
eating single-serving of poorly salted nuts,
and lukewarm high altitude carbonation.
His meaty arm advances slowly
across the armrest,
snoring flecks of stringy saliva
tremor and gleam in harsh white light.
My elbow tries vainly to hold position,
slipping fast under forceful lipid mountains.
The space between us swells and falls,
rigid armrest drawn sharply across.
Our arms silently fall into dance,
giving and taking back inches of slick plastic,
sickly swish of fabrics our only conversation.
After nine restless eye-ball aching hours, I
still don't know his name, or
if he likes salted nuts and soda.
by Jeremy Colson
Strawberry skies and sherbet clouds.
A crepuscular punch bowl.
populate the Italianesque boulevard.
A quacking multitude of moustaches
flock south as jimmies on whipped cream.
Crumbling cobblestone crenellations
mix in a castle stew.
coat sealed wine bottles,
Next to a stack of vanilla wafers,
to be served abruptly and without warning.
I take a bite of polyurethane,
and chew slowly.
A drawbridge tongue mocks me,
so I trample it.
Flinging nonsense like anchovies,
I have seeded the courtyard with vocabulary.
This trans-dimensional blabbering
is pepperoni on pie.
Unfortunately deprived of ginger ale,
I wander into the gatehouse
And contemplate the meaning of beverage.
by Emma Rhodes-Armstrong
From the top of the hill I see it,
red and golden in all its splendor,
glimmering in the water
from the sprinkler
in someone's front yard.
It reflects on the walls of a white house,
turning it pink.
Even the trunks of the trees are tinged with it,
with that color so bright
that is has no name.
It lingers on the clouds,
on the sleek metal of passing cars,
on the wings of birds overhead as they soar
above the world
seeing it all from within it.
The world seems to be having a last moment
before the color fades
and the sky darkens into night.
Wed, May 27, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Thurs, May 28, 6:30 pm, Community Hall,
57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Students in grades 5 through 12 will be performing. Note: All students in grades 5 though 12 are required to attend and should arrive no later than 6:10 with their instruments and music. Dress for the evening consists of assembly attire (described in the parent handbook) with spring colors encouraged.
Fri, May 29, 4 pm, Wainwright Farm, So Po
Fri, May 29, 5:15, Wainwright Farm, So Po, rescheduled Cheverus game.
Grade 4 Strings Evening:
Mon, June 1, 5:30 pm, Community Hall.
This is a 35-40 minute concert. We play string music, recorders, and sing a few songs and will do a contradance with parents.
Senior Play - Museum:
Tues, June 2, 7:00 pm - Open Dress Rehearsal.
Thurs, June 4, 7:00 pm.
Fri, June 5, 7:00 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Suggested donation of $5 and up.
Recommended for 7th grader and older.