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22

Jul

Creative writing exercise from my teacher

 
Q (Sarah Selecky):
Write a story that starts with a zebra and ends with an apple.
 
Write for as long as you need. Write by hand, in your notebook, to start.
Reply (Anouk Ferland)
The zebra ate the apple.

21

Jul

Les glycines galvaudent….

Les glycines galvaudent,

chevaux ailés au dessus 

des chaises de patio.

La brise, le soleil

et du café chaud sur le comptoir mélamine

Le jardin de plantes historiques:

dans chaque pétale

un monde à sentir,

chiens que nous sommes.

17

Jul

L’échine du singe frissonne

et sa fourrure en longs cheveux s’hérisse :

la banane à la branche

lui donne du fil à coudre. 

16

Jul

Afternoon in BC

La bière s’échappe de ma bouche

jusque dans une tasse avec un oiseau façon pingouin

(nœud papillon sur l’empereur du nord et tout le pataclan)

dans ta main de géant humble

et la goût de l’orge et du malt sur ta langue.

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Beer escapes from my mouth, saliva fest amd foam,

down into a mug with a bird on it, penguin-style

(bow tie on the Northern Emperor and all that junk)

in your gentle giant’s hand

and  the taste of barley and malt on your tongue.

apples and oranges

There was no sign
of healing on the scarified face,
just crusty brother time
doing his jail sentence
in a world gone ugly. 
Yet he smiled
through the cloudy haze,
pink haze of twilight,
like blood oranges
in the fruit bowl
of the city.

15

Jul

Les végétaux dans les pots

grandissent de gorgées d’eau en arrosoir,

fontaine du cour de la rivière

qui git en bas du parc

et où nos têtes en feu peuvent se rincer

quand le soleil est doux en hiver.

Vegetation in the pots

growing from gulps of water from the water can,

fountain taken at the current point of the river

that’s laying at the bottom of the park

where our fire heads can be cleaned

when the gentle sun is in winter.

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Poem pour Garrett/Poem for Garrett

Araignée tissant la chaise

sur le plancher de ciment,

les portes ouvertes et la musique qui danse.

Le ventilateur vrombit près de la table

A-t-on un ventilateur dans une cour?

La chaleur a fait craquer le pavé

où tes mains versent des fleurs.

L’été, l’estival saison

et le retour à un air naturel du BC.

 

Spider threading a chair

to the concrete patio,

wide open doors from where music dances.

The fan groans next to the table,

does one possess a fan in the backyard?

The hot wind has cracked the pavement

where your hands pour flowers.

Summer, the summertime season

And back to a natural air, in BC. 

13

Jul

With basil on my breath,

I think of a pad thaï of you

for lonely cold winter nights,

when the moon is supersized

and all is quiet on the western coast.

08

Jul

The vases of the story

Stoned woman giving  a High five

to the blades of grass where the cat

meows a Storm.

It will not rain for a while. In fact,

there will be a drought says the  tree

and yay, there will be, say the earth and the grass.

Stoned woman sent her regards to the sky

and hoped that the wind would bring some water

for the village.

The drought will be long and dry

like the Sahara désert

where no oasis  but only mirage

gives hope to the hiker.

The cat wishes upon a star

to make the Storm break into water floods

for the peaceful danse of the Sunset.

But Stoned woman washes her hands in the creek

and looks at the trout, and the bears fishing :

Can’t see the side of the coin

that has the face of destiny on it,

only the sparkles of  the stones,

gems and quartz,

from the quarry of her teenage years.

The desert will be long and dry and sandy

like the roots of a palm tree

by the beach in California

This is North America where stoned women speak in tongues

and the vases of water carry stories from by gone years,

into the past

and back up the hill of the present again. 

07

Jul

Amour médiéval

Les grosses gorgées de soleil

tombé dans ma tasse de café

me donne une idée du soleil couchant

dans l’europe médiévale

Là où mon ami se trouve

pour le reste des temps,

sous la soucoupe de la tasse.