Sunday, July 26, 2009

Poetry Train Monday - 111 - In His Neighbour's Boat

Ride the Poetry Train!

For today's piece of found poetry, I'm heading back into my 1980 diary.

That summer I lived the thrill of my first romantic relationship. This is from an afternoon and evening spent at my boyfriend's house. He lived on a lake and was one of seven kids. Coming from a family of two sisters myself, I just adored being gathered into the mob of his large family.

In His Neighbour's Boat

Mr. Savage found me a
Bathing suit

Philip, Barney, Brigie and I
Went swimming

The water was

I stayed for supper
Clam chowder, which was

Pat lent me his
PA High School grey sweatpants
And an orange jacket

I went sailing
With Philip
In his neighbour's boat

While the neighbour
- Peter -
And Philip
Set up the boat

I held onto Hannah
Peter's delightful little baby

Was a lot of fun
We had to
Watch out for

The waves
They made
Were fun

- Julia Smith, July 26, 2009 / original text July 22, 1980