All of Sand

As the ancients have said through the poets
*All your wars brought you nothing
*Your lovers were all untrue
Your castles and great houses
Have crumbled and fallen to ruin
Made of sand
All of sand
Only your love and kindness
Have endured and remain
All that stands
And all that I understand

*from John Dryden’s “The Secular Masque”


David Somerset is a poet living in Salem MA. and also writes short stories and lyrics.

Jennifer Matthews’ poetry has been published in Nepal by Pen Himalaya and locally by the Wilderness Retreat Writers Organization, Midway Journal, The Somerville Times, Ibbetson Street Press and Boston Girl Guide. Jennifer was nominated for a poetry award by the Cambridge Arts Council for her book of Poetry Fairy Tales and Misdemeanors. Her songs have been released nationally and internationally and her photography has been used as covers for a number of Ibbetson Street Press poetry books and has been exhibited at The Middle East Restaurant, 1369 Coffeehouses, Sound Bites Restaurant in Somerville and McLean Hospital.