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Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:01 +0000

 



Approaching the 45th American Presidency

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:01 +0000

  The following poem was published in Vancouver’s Westender yesterday…Thank you Westender! Approaching the 45th American Presidency I leave Planet Earth Poetry at Hillside Coffeeafter listening to an enjambment of poetsfervently consider the current state of the American presidency, and on my way home remember I need to prepare and marinate the chicken for tomorrow...



How to make something good happen: counsel for the perniciously officious politician

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:55:23 +0000

I could point to the ocean, the chickadees, the aspen trees, tell you to consider the Carthusian monks —you could learn something, especially from the ocean. I could tell you to listen to the silence at the entrance of a cave, go to your knees, crawl in and watch the neat rows of bats hang...



We need a different kind of flesh

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 17:55:19 +0000

What we have is marvellous but it lacks resilience.I know this because once I was sitting in a café                                                  sipping dark coffee,and the light sifting through the windows had this powdery softness that sometimes comes early-to-mid-morning, before surrendering to the brawny glare of afternoon. And I had just noted this thought about light in my...



Impatient to be happy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:47:38 +0000

We wound our way north, along and beyond Island View Beach. There were Brants, cormorants, and mergansers.It was clear and we saw, plain and high, Mt. Baker’s white peak.A Tsawout man, whose land we were on, was fishing with his grandchildren.The children were eager to leave for a new spot.The grandfather was patient to stand...