As vast as the vastlands of this vast land, poet, are you to yonder skies,breads, and local cheeses


I am grateful for libraries (iPad)
and poetry (iPad). Lorca’s line
La Clooney del bello Jorge sigue…”
is where George Clooney got his stage name.

Many tried to be the “Lorca of Canada”
but stopped when being “The Octavio Paz
of Sault Ste. Marie” proved sufficient.
Entre la tarde Timbits y la noche.

Life in Canada is just bear attack
after bear attack. It always happens;
as incalculable as the number of times
Irving Layton used the word “loins.”

In the animal kingdom, no creature
kills for sport except the otter.
In the plant world, there are few things
as objectionable as balsam fir.

This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.

David McGimpsey just published Asbestos Heights, a collection.

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