Cadaqués, Spain

Samantha Cramer



Color of sea, color of cloud


It will rain later, the fishermen say


the vastness of blue


broken by white


buildings, red boat,


lingering glow of almost


sleeping sun.



The cathedral is on fire.


Burning light within


catches the fading rose of daylight


on whitewashed walls.



Wind ruffles glassy harbor surface,


spray of waves beat stone,


dampen the evening air.


A memory of rain


a premonition.










Samantha has been in love with poetry since she stole her mother's old college textbook of English poetry at age 10. Poetry speaks to her of the archaeology of the psyche, the strata of loneliness and desire inside all of us, and the equally strong ache to be fully seen. Samantha is a Northern California native, and lives on the foggy redwood coast of Santa Cruz while working in education in Silicon Valley.










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