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Volume 38 Issue 4 • May 22-28, 2008
now in our 38th season


Did you ever hear of ’Sconset, where  

    there’s nothing much but moors,

And beach and sea and silence and 

    eternal out-of-doors,

Where the azure round of ocean

    meets the paler dome of day,

Where the sailing clouds of summer

    on the sea-line melt away,

 And there’s not an ounce of trouble



Where the field-larks in the morning

    will be crying at the door,

 With the whisper of the moor-wind

    and the surf along the shore;

 Where the little shingled houses

    down the little grassy street

 Are grey with salt of sea-winds, and

    the strong sea-air is sweet

 With the flowers in the door-yards;

    Me for there!

–Bliss Carman, 1910

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