Wind and Silence

This verse was my visceral response to being at the site referenced in it. ┬áIt’s not my greatest verse, but the image and the impact stay with me. December 29, 1890 (July 30, 2001) The wind is the first thing; that, And the silence. Dry land, brown bent grasses, Blue sky. In the valley, where … More Wind and Silence

Two Sonnets

Nassagaweya Township is where I live. Still mostly rural, it is dominated by rock and swamp and small fields, and was first settled in the early-to-mid 1800s. The lives and labour of those first settlers, who cleared huge tracts of hardwood and white pine, dragged enormous boulders to build boundary walls, and quarried limestone for … More Two Sonnets