I shifted to Willimantic at the end of fall,
The fire on the trees had me in enthral.

The yellow leaves dazzled in the sun as I drove in the car,
The elegant houses seemed to bask in the glow and beckon me from far.

The cold weather for an Indian was a little too much
Until I saw the real cold and its frigid touch.

The history of the town built by threads is interesting
The story with the frogs is very intriguing.

I find the people open, loving and so helpful
It is a nice place to live as it is beautiful.

I am still new here and have much to see.
I look forward to the street fest and a part of it be.

The town has it all,  museum and theatre
With so much to do, the days have gone in blur.


This poem is for an upcoming series of poems by Silver Birch Press. The theme is to talk about where we live. I was thinking about writing about my experience here since a long time and, I got my chance. Please share your views on it. I hope it gets published 🙂

6 thoughts on “Willimantic

  1. I used to live in Willimantic long ago. Enjoyed your poem and the photo of the snow covered buildings, but could not determine where they were.

    Charlie/Los Angeles

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