Ed Meek is the author of three books of poetry and a collection of short stories. He also writes articles, reviews and commentary. His work has appeared in many magazines, journals and newspapers including The Paris Review, The North American Review, Cream City Review, The Boston Review, The Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe and The Boston Herald.  He has taught composition, creative writing and literature at the high school and college level. He lives in Somerville with his wife Elizabeth.

At the Lake

While loons croon
their mellifluous lullaby

beneath the beguiling susurrations
of innumerable stars,

fireflies flicker
in the overgrown garden

illuminating the ethereal insouciance
of the angels

who fall silently
in our midst
like diaphanous dreams