Josephine LoRe, poet and photographer
... a pearl in this diamond world
Cowichan Lake Misting, January 2020
Josephine LoRe is a Calgary-based poet and writer who has published two collections of poetry, prose and photography, “Unity” and “The Cowichan Series”, which was a Calgary Herald Bestseller. Her first short story, "Cornflower" was published in 2019.
She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada, Tanka Canada, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, and Calgary's Alexandra Writers' Center Society, She has taught creative writing workshops through the Alexandra and When Words Collide.
Josephine's poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, England, Japan, India, Wales, China, France, Ireland and Italy.
excerpt from 'Minus the Killing'
published in the 2020
Pandemic Poems Anthology
I discover I like the dark
walking in the rain
the song of the birds in the morning
All their voices
the questions of the robin
The bossy crow
the tapping and flicker
on the side of my house
My favourite time is dusk
when the sky mutates
from cornflower to periwinkle
And robins again ask
The same questions
I keep my bedroom windows open
for news of the birds
Barbecue sauce the burning of wood