Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Poem by Jack Anderson

In Praise of Gazebos 
by Jack Anderson

Every big city,
every county seat,
every village and hamlet
should have at least one
trim patch of green
with, at its center, 
a gazebo.

Such structures,
no matter how recent,
should always look ageless,
eternally amiable.

Here should be
band concerts,
choral singing,
poetry readings -- 
good things
to which we can give 
delighted attention

until we find we    
are now at home 
in a comfortable realm
where the best thing to say
about anything there    
is that it is nice,
really nice,
as everyone here
most assuredly is.       

Jack will be appearing at The Gazebo on July 13, 2009.

The Summer Gazebo Readings feature 4 author/poets each Monday evening in June, July and August, 7 pm at Schoolhouse Green in Oceanside, NY. See the links to the right for our schedule and directions. Bring a lawn chair and come on down!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

gazebo is so nice.....its nice ti stay there right????sometimes while you were waiting for someone....coz in our campus we have a gazebo.....it can help for your relaxation....how about you.....