Monthly Archives: April 2018

Us

(a prose poem for poets) Brothers and sisters, voices of the Word. We dare to care and practise language magic. Respect and appreciate its subtle ways of senses, mind, heart, and spirit. A natural expression from within of every possibility. … Continue reading

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Reading Sunday at L’Espresso

Last day of 13th Edmonton Poetry Festival. Should be fun. Some family and friends in attendance. Will be reading the following new poem. Default by Techno No¬†bot could ever replace a sky. No phone will ever stop the tides. Nor … Continue reading

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Failure, Irresponsibility, and Not Caring Writ Large

Trudeau with no plan to stop 400+ illegal immigrants from pouring over the borders each day, eating into taxpayer money like there’s no tomorrow. No will, no interest, no law, no plan, no sense.

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Re. David Suzuki

He may have wanted to hinder the oil industry, but he is Canada’s best-known scientist who has greatly enhanced the consciousness of people everywhere about Nature, the planet, and the environment. Early on, he started his career at U of … Continue reading

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Like Something Out of “The Birds” Here a Couple of Mornings Ago

About 25 frenetic crows circling the neighbor’s tall spruce in the backyard. I started clapping as usual to create a change. What were they harassing and attacking repeatedly? I was stunned when an owl flew out the tree chased by … Continue reading

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Re. Bill Cosby Verdict

Well, finally a major step forward for women everywhere and long overdue. (Outing Weinstein was also part of this MeToo moment.) But imagine that, the long intervals between. First between the suffragettes at the beginning of the 1900s to get … Continue reading

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Kudos to J-Man!

(the wise Einsteinian owl who keeps this blog afloat) My remarkable IT Man who keeps my two blogs up and running despite the nasty hackers and robots running amuck out there in cyberspace. As long as he keeps my sites … Continue reading

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Quotes by RD

(the necessity¬†of having art in one’s own life) Life is one long near-death experience. You haven’t, always, experienced everything. Poetry remains the most conscious, concise, aesthetic use of language. The quiet desperation of the multitudes is physical, mental, and soul-related. … Continue reading

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Fun Day at CBC Mainstage, Edmonton City Centre

I was reading at noon with three women poets for the Edmonton Poetry Festival. 24 photos of us on the festival’s Facebook site.

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2 Lost Causes of Correct English:

February and Et cetera (etc.). The ignoramuses have won on these two. More often than not, you will hear Febuary and eck cetera (ect.–no such) out there, especially spoken by government and media types.

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