A Poem by Grace Andreacchi on Her Birthday

December 3, 1954Grace Andreacchi was born in New York City; American novelist, poet, and playwright.  Her first play, Vegetable Medley, opened at the Soho Repertory Theater in 1985.  Her novels include Music for Glass Orchestra, Poetry and Fear, and Scarabocchio. Her poetry collections include:  Songs for a Mad Queen, Berlin Elegies, and Ten Poems for the End of Time.

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On the Beach

by Grace Andreacchi

On a dark blue shore
I held a child on my lap
tall elk emerged from the water
climbed the beach, walking
stately past us in procession
winter trees
moving in the wind
she clung to me in wonder
we dared not to breathe
they did us no harm
melting fires lost loves souls drowned
in sorrow they came but
not for us
and yet we saw them

“On The Beach” © 2009 by Grace Andreacchi

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