Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry: Making the Turn
Edited and introduced by Wesley McNair, Maine Poet Laureate
Sarah Jane Woolf-Wade, a resident of Bristol, often writes poetry inspired by the coast of Maine. In this week’s poem, a change in the wind pattern during late August leads to a reflection about life.
Making the Turn by Sarah Jane Woolf-Wade
There comes a time with dependable rhythm every year late in August when the wind turns around, blows in air from the north to chill the bay and the year turns its face away from summer.Monarch butterflies ripple down to zinnias that bend toward late afternoon sun, bank their wings and lean into the last leg of their unavoidable flight plan.Sometime in every life there comes that inevitable turn when we face away… I can’t be sure when that moment was for me.
Take Heart: A Conversation in Poetry is produced in collaboration with the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Poem copyright © 2008 by Sarah Jane Woolf-Wade. Reprinted from Down the Bristol Road, Snow Drift Press, 2008, by permission of Sarah Jane Woolf-Wade. Questions about submitting to Take Heart may be directed to David Turner, Special Assistant to the Maine Poet Laureate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-228-8263.