by Billy Collins
If ever there were a spring day so perfect, so uplifted by a warm intermittent breeze
that it made you want to throw open all the windows in the house
and unlatch the door to the canary’s cage, indeed, rip the little door from its jamb,
a day when the cool brick paths and the garden bursting with peonies
seemed so etched in sunlight that you felt like taking
a hammer to the glass paperweight on the living room end table
releasing the inhabitants from their snow-covered cottage
so they could walk out, holding hands and squinting
into this larger dome of blue and white,
well, today is just that kind of day.
What a way to begin our 14th season!
For two days, Peacock House had the good fortune to host Heidi Kirn, writer for MAINE. Magazine. Heidi was here to tour Lubec for the July issue of “48 Hours in….” I had the opportunity to introduce Heidi to several area artists and take her to The West Quoddy Lighthouse and State Park. Roger Quirk gave her a personal tour of Campobello. Heidi dined at The Water Street Tavern and experienced music at Annabell’s on Water Street. Thank you to all who took the time and effort to showcase our lovely town and make Heidi feel so at home. She left Peacock House feeling Lubec is a special place.
So, keep a lookout for the July issue of MAINE. Magazine – the “48 Hours in….” issue.
And now, the season begins……!
Dennis has been busy….
New wall to wall carpet, new wall paper, new coat of paint and a new comfy chair!
The color scheme has remained the same,
and The Downeast Room feels fresh and airy.
It was the first room to be remodeled when we moved to Peacock House 13 years ago.
How can it be possible that we are starting at the beginning again ?