Now in my mid-sixties, my blond hair silvering
at the temples like little wings, I’ve taken up flying.
It happens in a farmer’s field, hidden
from the road, on Sunday afternoons,
the New England summer sun frowning down
like a Puritan as we gather, coven-like, to practice.
Think of it as a post-modern meditation
on getting to heaven.
from "Trapezing in God's Country," by Tim Mayo, (c)2016
New England readers will have several chances to meet Tim and hear him present his poems this summer - the first of these will be at Bookstock, in Woodstock, Vermont, on Friday, July 29 at 1:00 pm, when he'll be reading with Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord at the Unitarian Universalist Church. We'll keep you posted on Tim's schedule.