Sunday, July 31, 2022

Poem: Inlet

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Adirondacks nestle the tiny town of Inlet.
All around it is a history
Of logging, hunting, boating, pioneering,
Settling, surviving and staying.

The lovely, quintessential mountain town,
With it’s grocery, ice cream stand,
Flowers and quaint shops,
Has no traffic lights, just courtesy.
New store signs signal some change,
An always controversial  topic to folk.
Locals, summer people and tourists
All have their say, as chatter is a beloved sport.
Vacationers, campers, hikers, rafters,
Congregate up and down the main street,
For sunshine, serendipity and sustenance.
Inlet is musical with children’s laughter.
The delight in their faces refreshes the air,
And makes the old, new again.
Here, everybody knows everybody,
Even if they’ve never met.
Photo: Arrowhead Park in the Town of Inlet during July 4 weekend. Photo by Jamie Organski.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Amazon.com. Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful New York State Adirondack Park.


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6 Responses

  1. John Quenell says:

    The possessive of “it” is “its” not “it’s”.

  2. Annette Pisano Higley says:

    Sorry John, darn that apostrophe! Thanks for reading & leaving feedback.

  3. Joe Steiniger says:

    Wonderful! The most wonderful part of this poem? First line: “Adirondacks, nestle the tiny town of…..” (insert your Adirondack town’s name here). 🙂

  4. Gary N. LEE says:

    Pictures not coming through on several of these posts.

  5. Helga Frick says:

    So lovely, and truly catches the magic of our ADK small towns.
    Makes the heart smile!

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