Friday, January 15, 2010
POETRY - SOME DAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT THE POETRY
Spent today walking miles in the river valley near the old Dawson Bridge with the UU women...lovely day. Then yummy lunch at Pagolac.
But today is the deadline for submissions for the Stroll of Poets Anthology 2010 - of which I am the Managing Editor. Naturally there are tons of last minute poems coming in, and Nic Mather of the Writer's Guild just let me know that we have over 55 entries for cover art submissions...and we thought we weren't going to get many...
Never mind all of that - today feels like a poetic day to me. A day to put up a poetic photo and a poem...
ON A DAY UNREMARKABLE
On a day unremarkable save for the
Clotted cream colour of the sky
We stand, pretending sweet serenity
And watch as your mother unveils it
Your pretty pink granite headstone
Picture you with your bottles of pills
The prescription for death you took
Every day as we stood by unaware
Not knowing the scent you gave off
Was hopelessness, we let you go...