William Cole Poems

William Cole, also known as William Rossa Cole, was an American editor, poet, and anthologies. Throughout his career, he produced 75 books. He served in the military and had his work honored by the American Library Association. He died in 2000 at the age of eighty.

On My Boat on Lake Cayuga

by William Cole

William Cole’s ‘On My Boat on Lake Cayuga’ is a light verse poem that presents a contrast between the sounds of a traditional boat and modern four-wheelers.