Moon Tide: Cape Cod Poems

Moon Tide: Cape Cod Poems

by Mary Petiet


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Horseshoe crabs, ghosts, tree men, black dogs, and daffodils. These characters come alive in Moon Tide, a collection of poems charting the course of a Cape Cod year. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing climate, a dramatic ocean and encompassing the starkest marsh and wildlife, each poem forms a vignette in the life of a rooted village told in seasons, vibrant with the unique culture of a southeastern New England village through its people and their lives.

Think of the lowest tides, debris from secret shipwrecks, hermit crabs, sailing traditions, and relentless winter cold. This collection will be recognizable locally by Cape Codders as their own, and universally by readers through their shared humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578646602
Publisher: Mary Blair Petiet
Publication date: 05/30/2020
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Mary Petiet is a writer, reporter, and storyteller. Her work is frequently inspired by her native Cape Cod, where she covers the local farm beat for Edible Cape Cod magazine. Other work includes Minerva's Owls, 2017, and she has contributed to a number of books and published a selection of essays and articles in a variety journals and magazines. Mary works as a freelance reporter and content writer and can often be found wondering the beach.

Table of Contents

1 Summer Poems

Black Dog

Minister Emeritus

Hermit Crab

Poseidon's Museum


2 Fall Poems

Four Feathers

Scots Gray

Beach Debris

Labor Day Seagull


3 Winter Poems

Deep Freeze

Stone Walls

Old Cedar Storm Bird

New England Hades

4 Spring Poems

Moon Tide

Tree Man

Crab Nebula

Four HundredBulbs


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