Christiana Caro (US)

Spring Equinox, 2016, with Clare Benson. The way from LKV to Sula Fyr: A couple of busses, a ferry or three, and a short walk up a hill to your final destination – the lighthouse and adjoining home of its keeper where you will be sleeping tonight.


If Once You Have Slept On An Island
Rachel Lyman Field

If once you have slept on an island
You’ll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name,
You may bustle about in street and shop
You may sit at home and sew,
But you’ll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.
You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep,
But you’ll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.
Oh! you won’t know why and you can’t say how
Such a change upon you came,
But once you have slept on an island,
You’ll never be quite the same.

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