Twelve Prairie Poets

Twelve Prairie Poets

Book - 1976
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Publisher: [Ottawa] : Oberon Press, c1976
ISBN: 9780887502040
0887502040
Characteristics: 198 p. ; 17 x 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Ricou, Laurence

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

The wind sings winter, / the violin a pure / / white frightening / in clarity, ["Sibelius' Autumn" - Douglas Barbour]

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

The beautiful northern city / is a child's Christmas toy / spread out like blocks / with here and there a tree / deftly placed / discreetly frosted; ["Sunrise North" - Elizabeth Brewster]

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

speak for us to those who sent us here / say we did all that could be done / we have not learned / what lies north of the river / or past those hills that look like beasts ["From the North Saskatchewan" - Eli Mandel]

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

Crabapples cured by frost taste sweet / tasting of cool nights / moonshine cider, / water, the depths of earth ["The Prairie" - Sid Marty]

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

although it is / June the snow is / flying but I know / it is only summer / snow and will be / over in an hour ["Waiting in Alberta" - Miriam Waddington]

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

Outside, the trees shake off / their leaves as if angered by the new / colours. ["Manitoba Poem - Dale Zieroth]

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andreareads
Sep 13, 2011

even at 60 miles an hour there is a point / that is suddenly / all prairie / and it feels like a homecoming / all horizon and clouds / and friends ahead. ["Driving to Lethbridge" - Dale Zieroth]

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Sep 13, 2011

There are bright notes here, but I think this collection was seriously in need of some trimming.

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