An Old SouthCoast Christmas
By Peet Nourjian
We’re delighted to present a work by Peet Nourjian, a poet and play writer, who once made his home on the SouthCoast, now living in coastal Rhode Island.
The poem tells a whimsical tale—with a touch of suspense, of childhood spirit, and the complexities of a holiday that has thankfully survived modern-day scrutiny.
The author leads readers from a peaceful country meadow, through the gaslit streets of historic New Bedford, ending at the darkened wharves which berth whaling vessels housing sailors and mysterious characters, reminiscent of those found in Melville’s writings.
Never quite knowing what his next prose has in store, Nourjian’s subtle incantations create a joyous journey of twists and turns, causing tender reflection and an outpouring of emotions.
Old South Coast Christmas reveals deep sentiments, causing personal reflection on a ‘gift’ which should be delivered to everyone, not only on Christmas Day but all year long.
We wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas!
One hundred fifty years ago
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