Today’s poem is by novelist & poet & librettist Janet Loxley Lewis, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1899 & died in Los Altos, California in 1998. According to The Poetry Foundation, she considered poetry “superior” to prose. Her first book was published in 1922 & she was publishing into the 1990s.
I have been to the place she describes in this poem, alas, all too briefly.
Lewis, Janet. “Carmel Highlands”. The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology. Edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland. NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008. poem can be found on page 207.
The Poetry Foundation. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/janet-loxley-lewis