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Grow Mercy

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:34:55 +0000


Thirty-one years and still we prune

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:14:58 +0000

For years you pruned the wild saskatoons that grew up the lane by the cottage, while I carted the blighted branches, their leaves curled and black, to the fire pit. Spring after spring passed and you widened the circles against decay. Sparrows followed you, the squirrels watched and the frogs across the road sang. And...

Feather cloud above the cerulean skin of the Pacific

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:12:52 +0000

  Yesterday afternoon, walking east of Victoria’s Breakwater along the Dallas Road cliffs, above the brilliant cerulean skin of the Pacific, a cirrus “feather” cloud formed above us. I stopped in the middle of the trail, reached up to take its picture. I stood there, my head cranked back, until the dizzy point arrived and...

The Psalm of Humpty Dumpty

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 17:45:18 +0000

praise with sounds of accordion and kazoopraise with pots, pans, chicken dance toopraise with lute and lyre, the loons and liarspraise empire and emperor          (ochre-topped-sprat stocking the global swamp)praise the diamond-eyes and mouse-eared minds          of the new plutocracy                   and the coffin of democracypraise the clay feet of Wall Street; the sallow heart of Walmartpraise Exxon...

My Father is…

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:47:56 +0000

…up long before dawn, deep winter, 40 below, helping a neighbour jump-start his truck; …in a darkened farm shed bent over a steel disc, shocks of light coming from a 7018 welding rod collide with shafts of sun angling in through chinks in the log walls; …in the plywood-sided bin by the slough, dust balloons...