The whimsical alabaster dancing sculptures are synonymous with downtown West Tisbury. Mark Alan Lovewell

Thursday, May 7, 2020

From a poem by John Maloney:

West to West Tisbury, the Athens of the Island,
seven pianos on Music Street after George Smith

bought one for his daughter, couples strolling
on a Sunday afternoon listening to Brahms and Bach.
To The Fair, with ribbons won for baking apple cobbler,
the Ferris Wheel high above the Grange and Ag halls.
Tiasquam to the Ocean, to Tisbury Great and oysters
for the taking, ice-cutting in Ice House Pond — town
where Joshua Slocum retired, dancers at the Gallery.


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