Yearly Archives: 2023

At the End of a Tumultuous Year a Celebration of Resilience and Hanging In – Five Poems by Hilbert, Stafford, Orr, Hayden and Holm

Red Paint If you look at the cedar ʔəbil’ čəxʷ gʷəšuuc tiʔəʔ x̌pay’ you’ll see how it bends č(ə)xʷa šudxʷ ʔəsčal kʷi suqəčil and doesn’t break gʷəl xʷiʔ gʷəsuxʷəƛ̓ and […]

Checking for an Archangel or the Buddha. Guest Poetry Blog #23 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, American poet Luther Allen – Part One of Two

rising first thing every morning i look into the yard and check for elk.   there has never been an elk here. the nearest one miles away with no reason […]

Gaza, Ukraine, Darfur -Too Many Wars – Too Many Young Men Sacrificed by Old Men – Three Poets – Owen, Crozier and Amichai

The Parable of the Old Man and the Young So Abram rose, and clave the wood and went, And took the fire with him, and a knife. And as they […]

Things That Give You Pleasure – Guest Poetry Blog Series # 22 – Part Two of Two – Canadian Poet Yvonne Blomer Features the 10th Century Japanese Female Author of The Pillow Book, Sei Shōnagon

Yesterday it was a cold, crisp and sunny day on the West coast of Canada. As the day warmed, the garden steamed in sunlight, thick frost warming to dew and […]

Fate As In Destiny. What Is Yours? Guest Poetry Blog #22 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, Canadian Writer Yvonne Blomer- Part One of Two

Sonnet for a newborn now seven Underground we were, below the citadel, my son, newborn, asleep on my chest. On the streets above, Italian flowed like mother’s milk in heat. […]

Freedom Within Constraints – Guest Poetry Blog Series # 21 – Part Two of Two – Canadian Poet Kate Marshall Flaherty Features the Canadian Poet Ronna Bloom

Grief Without Fantasy What I lost was not going to happen. I had what happened. There was no more. Ronna Bloom from A Possible Trust, Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2023 […]

I Am Counter Current – Guest Poetry Blog # 21 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, Canadian Poet Kate Marshall Flaherty– Part One of Two

salmon— i am shimmer-skinned, spawning flecks of red, shiny-finned, i flick my gills wide for breath and wriggle side to side in fresh water i must swim up against smoothed […]

“A Rich Random Tapestry (Dennis Lee)” – Guest Poetry Blog Series # 20 – Part Two of Two – Canadian Poet Mary Ann Moore Features the Canadian Poet Bronwen Wallace (1945-1989)

Connecting It gets handed down along with the china fruit bowl and it’s a good story about my great-grandmother getting so angry with her husband’s drinking that she went right […]

“For This I Could Not Speak” – Ian “Bowline” Bruce R.I.P. – 1953-2023

News Of Death – For Tom Charlotte Last night they came with news of death not knowing what I would say. I wanted to say, “The green wind is running […]

Listening to the Quiet Part of You – Guest Poetry Blog # 20 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, Poet and Writing Workshop leader, Mary Ann Moore – Part One of Two

Mending                                                                                 So it’s just the four of you Josef said, referring to you, me and our two cats, Izzy and Squeak. When I sit down with you to look across […]