Poetry and artwork will see us through in 2022

Islanders Margaret Roncone and Alice Burns share poetry, photography in the New Year.

Editor’s note: Thank you to islanders Margaret Roncone for sharing her New Year’s poem, and Alice Burns for her beautiful photography.


to swim upstream navigating by the stars

to know the sitka from the pinion

the sadness from the grief

more often, to feel the wind against bare skin

to satisfy my yearning for the sea

to seek the frenzy of cicadas, night birds,

tree frogs

every 15 hours

to enter triumphant sleep.

— Margaret Roncone

January 1, 2012