Joanna Gilman Hyde

"Good Morning, World!"

Tag: McNutt Island

I Had A Dream

I had a dream

of a house, my house

on an island

with a row of carrots

planted by the back

and the Eastern Sun

out front

and a man I could call

my   own — well

he says he’s not in my life

he will not leave his wife

and so must I salvage

my second marriage

in some capacity

or should I, could I

be Independent?

THE HOUSE GUEST

The Hawk Deck 9:30am

He stood in His Pyjamas

in the early morning sun

gazing out, forward

across The West Side

of Shelburne Harbour

across the serene dockage

of My Mother’s Boat

at mooring

He took it all in:

He took in The Wild Flowers

The Rocks of the shoreline

He took in The Light

on the water

He took in The Air

and The Warmth

The Buzz of One Fly

and grinned

THE PASTURE

The Hawk Queen Bed 1:30am

I had a stone wall once

a series, a square

of old grey rocks, cleared & tumbling

fenced around an apple orchard

behind My Mother’s Island House:

It had two openings

for a wagon’s passage — one

on the East wall

one on the West

& I mowed through it

with a $2.00 lawn mower

over buttercups

& wild raspberry cane

& over a nest of field mice

NEWS FLASH

The Hawk Computer 6:04 pm

My Husband, Dr William Hunter Blair, now believes

that My World Trade Center Roof Top Painting from 1984

titled Self Organizing Galaxy

may have given someone the idea

for 9/11

http://carloschagall.com/2015/09/11/self-organizing-galaxy-by-joanna-hyde/comment-page-1/#comment-6419

NOTICE TO MY READERS 222

EYE have not been writing much —

EYE have been making recordings into M(EYE) cell phone

in-which M(EYE) Husband does not seem very interested.

AUTHOR’S READING “THE SCRIPT”

PROPHETIC READING “THE SCRIPT” BY JOANNA GILMAN HYDE

POSTPONEMENT

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 12:09pm

When My Daughter visits

My Mother’s Island

will She dance

on Her Grandmother’s Grave?

Will She pick fall foliage

& climb shoreline rocks

scaring The Slumbering Garter Snakes

& The Mink who feed

upon Them?

HOWARD’S ROOM

The Hawk Queen Bed 9:25am

My Brother’s Room

on McNutt Island

was paneled in knotty pine

stained an olive green

wherein He saw

knots shaped like Lurid Faces

& crossed Them over

with masking tape

ALIDA’S JEWELLERY

The Tomato-coloured Couch 5:35pm

I lost a hand-made earring

in the sands of My Mother’s Island

I lost a hand-made sunset ring

in the waves of the Jersey Shore

Both coincided with boyfriends

of My Youth

One Whose name I don’t remember

& One I hope to see again

now in Middle Age

THE FIRST LIGHT

December 8, 2013 The Hawk West Desk Window 10:30pm

My First Summer With My First Husband

We Built a 10′ x 15′ Post-and-Beam House

The Thoreau House

On McNutt Island

Our First Night

We Shone an Oil Lamp

From Its Southern Window

and Went Outside To Look