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Nahant: Poetry by the Sea

Godfathers of Nahant Poetry

Read... Excerpts from Nathan Ames' "Pirates' Glen and Dungeon Rock" making a tragic love story on Nahant part of Lynn's great legend of buried treasure

Three poems by Alonzo Lewis, "the Bard of Lynn," the city's leading 19th century intellectual:

The unusually humorous "Ode to The Sea Serpent"

"Storm at Nahant" and find out why a storm is better than a sunny day

"Nahant Song," a rhapsody about the paradise of Nahant

Read... The best known poem about New England's sea serpent--John Brainard's "Sonnet to the Sea Serpent"