A dedicated committee of local poets and poetry-lovers arrange a monthly poetry program that includes many award-winning and local poets. These programs take place on the fourth Sunday of the month in the meeting room of the library. Readings are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. Find their Facebook page here.
Long Island Sound
I see it as it looked one afternoon
In August,—by a fresh soft breeze o’erblown
The swiftness of the tide, the light thereon.
A far-off sail, white as a crescent moon.
The shining waters with pale currents strewn,
The quiet fishing-smacks, the Eastern cove,
The semi-circle of its dark, green grove.
The luminous grasses, the merry sun
In the grave sky; the sparkle far and wide
Laughter of unseen children, cheerful chirp
Of crickets, and low lisp of rippling tide
Light summer clouds fantastical as sleep
Changing unnoted while I gazed thereon
All these fair sounds and sights I made my own.
Fourth Sunday Poetry Reading