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William Waterway
William Waterway Martha's Vineyard / United States, Male, 71
Profession :
water author / poet / Native American Flutist
Education :
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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  • POEM: Silent Light by William Waterway (1/31/2015 1:16:00 AM)

    Today, the Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard is in danger of falling over the edge of a steep clay cliff into the Atlantic Oicean.
    This poem, Silent Light, is a metaphorical poem about our precarious time in history as well as about the threatened lighthouse.

  • POET: Gabriel García Márquez (4/18/2014 9:52:00 AM)

    Gabo is one of my favorite authors.
    His unique genre of magic realism oftentimes released my imagination to wander with wonder.
    I feel Gabo's style of writing expressed occasional poetic outbursts - outbursts that were akin to epiphanies striking his pen like lightning.
    My favorite Gabo quote is from Love in the Time of Cholera: He repeated until his dying day that there was no one with more common sense, no stonecutter more obstinate, no manager more lucid or dangerous, than a poet.”

  • POEM: Mist by Henry David Thoreau (3/19/2012 9:44:00 PM)

    As a water researcher/author/poet - this poem speaks to me on many levels.
    The last two lines, Bear only purfumes and the scent, o healing herbs to just men's fields!
    This is the completion of a thought whereby the fecund marshes and wetlands create conditions that produce prodigious blooms of flowers and herbs along their banks. Thus, the drifting meadow of the air carries the purfume to the cultivated fields of local farmers. Air that is saturated with moisture will absorb and carry the scent of flowers and herbs in a stronger fashion than thin, dry air that evaporates upward and cannot absorb or hold the scent of plants. Daisies, which are flowers that open during the day and close at night, are a favorite flower of poets because it not only heralds the beginning of a new season - but because daisies also have herbal healing powers that made it popular amongst country folk. The same goes with odoriferous violets - which is another scented spring flower.

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