Poem a Day ... March 26, 2020
what secrets have you to share with me –
waves licking rocky shore
midmorning light dazzling
wind lifting hair
what stories have you to tell me
in this language heard only by the soul
my breath matching the rhythm of these wavelets
breaking at my feet
clouds stretch out like time
like cotton batting
thinning then dispersing
hiding then revealing the old bones of this land
what song have you to sing to me –
sunlight softly stroking my cheek
like a lover, like a child
This poem was published in my second collection, The Cowichan Series (Kouros Publications, 2019).
Jim Jackson did an amazing job putting this one to music ... he plays and I speak. The link to the album is here.
Today's poem is quite different in tone. I wrote this on the banks of Waterton Lake, in the magnificent Waterton National Park, deep south in Alberta. Just past the line that does not exist, that separates Canada from the States, the park is known as Glacier National Park.