• Liana Mizzi

The Corona Journals - Week 11, June 7, 2020 - June 13, 2020

Here's our eleventh round of journal entries for the week. If you'd like to play a part in history as it unfolds before us, please send your submissions to lmizzi@southamptonhistory.org


Joan Magiet (Eastport)

Sunning at Orient Bay

I drive the steep roads to Grand Case.

I feel the rush of words pile up inside me,

like cars waiting for a red light to change.

Under the comfort of a beach umbrella

at Orient Bay, my friendly bag

of pens and notebooks at my side,

I release them.

Encouraged by whitecaps and catamarans,

batik and beads, I strip away the layers

of my subconscious until peeled and bare

like bodies of women who sun, I place

words on paper, edit, revise for viewing.

I shape the version of me I will reveal.

If I am as naked on paper

as men and women who stroll the shore,

will you accept me?

I will sooner expose the curve of my breast

than my private thoughts and deeds.

I live behind a smile.


Hours of Operation
All indoor programs, activities and tours are closed through July 4, however this could change
Rogers Mansion - March to December, Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and members
Thomas Halsey Homestead - July to September, Saturdays or by Appointment, $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and members
Pelletreau Silver Shop - Open year round, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Free admission
Conscience Point - Open year round, Sunrise to Sunset, Free admission
All subject to closure during Holidays
17 Meeting House Lane / PO Box 303, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-2494