A week or so ago a reader asked about death & dying on Ocracoke. I didn't post a reply to the question (I suppose I just got distracted -- I'll blame it on Lachlan!), but I have been using that question as the catalyst for my next monthly newsletter. I am working on that article right now and will be ready to upload it in a week or less. So be looking for the link in an upcoming journal entry.
Yesterday a reader alerted me to the poems of Pablo Neruda. I have to admit that I'm not so knowledgeable about literary matters. But I did a Google search and came up with a host of wonderful poems. You might want to do the same. Were I a poet I might attempt to convey some of the magic of Ocracoke in verse here in this journal. Come to think of it, if you are a poet you are encouraged to use the comment option below to post some of your very own poems, especially if they pertain to the island. I might even copy and paste them into a future journal entry.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter chronicles the story of commercial fishing on Ocracoke, and tells of the efforts of the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association to save the island's last remaining fish house. Click here to read the entire newsletter....and learn how to make a donation.