New Poems by Vincent Spada of Methuen

Methuen resident Vincent Spada has published his first book of poems, “One Under the Sun” (Brambleby Books). Interestingly, the Hartfordshire, England-based publisher specializes in books on natural history and poetry. The author works in a Salvation Army Thrift Store. To order the book, visit Following is a sample of Vincent’s writing, which has a little Halloween in it.—PM


Coffins in the Cellar


Old Man Jones

And his coffins

In the cellar

Building them

All smiles

Loving the smell of cheap pine

Stacking them

Like pancakes

Stained with God knows what


In the cellar

Some empty, some not


—Vincent Spada (c) 2010

One under the Sun