Peter Morton

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Peter Morton
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2017 - About to begin the adventure of a lifetime at the ripe old age of 65. Have applied to and been accepted at the Lesley University low-residency MFA creative writing program with a concentration in poetry. The next two years are going to be a lot of hard work but I am looking eagerly forward to learning new things and interacting with poets of all types and ages. Check my website, to follow my progress. more »

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The Winds Of Cape Elizabeth

Deltas and diamonds,
boxes and dragons;
on this perfect day
a congregation of kites
rise above
Portland Head Light.

I am no stranger
to the sweep and tug
of joy, nor to how
thin a piece of string it
takes to bind
longing to another's will.

The excited young boys
who run headlong
dragging their paper
dreams behind them
are oblivious
to the secrete life of kites.

'Fly, fly', they cry,
as if kites needed
any excuse, as if wind
would pay any attention,
as if their own wills could
make their spirits ...

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