Category Archives: Poetry

Calgary’s got Soul in the City

Soul Town Cow Town became Soul Town on Saturday night at the Calgary Festival Hall. The Inglewood venue, in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival, hosted Soul in the City: Volume 2-A Seat at the Table, one of a series … Continue reading

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Hand in gloves: a hockey poem

Hand in gloves These gloves are tired, They’ve done their bit, For fifty goals, They’ve held my stick. These gloves have worn thin, And come unstuck, With fifty goals, They’ve directed the puck. These gloves show palms, Leave fingers exposed, … Continue reading

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November Eleventh: another year to reflect #lestweforget

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. For the Fallen Robert … Continue reading

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Class of ’16: Graduating from Ernest Manning High School Calgary #YYC @yyCBEdu

Class of ’16 Class of ’16 Twelve years you’ve been In the corridors and study rooms Of school’s world. Now you are grads Think on times you had Together and studying About the world. Your term is now marked It’s … Continue reading

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Shiny morning, shinny skates

As early sun Shoots through the zone A shelf comes into life Flashing blades of steel These skates can feel Their pick-up game coming soon Then onto ice They’ll slide and glide Make their mark until it floods This poem was … Continue reading

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Korean Dawn: in memory of wars, Washington DC

I returned in early October to the War Memorials in Washington DC. I had been particularly absorbed on my previous visit by the magnificent, sombre sculpture created by Frank Gaylord in memory to those who fell in the Korean War. … Continue reading

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PhotoPoetry in Motion: War Veterans and War Memorials in #Washington DC

War Veterans Three Wars And more An outsiders tour Not of duty, Respect. Comrades cast From bullet metal Or carved from metamorphics That cure The test of time. Korean dawn No MASH No surgical martinis With laughs, A platoon. Cagily … Continue reading

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