Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In Conversation

For those of you who were not able to see In Conversation at the Coast Collective Gallery in person below you will find the pairing of my piece Autumn in the World Tree with Poet Laureate of Nanaimo Naomi Beth Wakan's poem From Our Small Orchard.  Naomi's poem is available for purchase in her book: Sex After 70 and Other Poems. 

From Our Small Orchard
by Naomi Beth Wakan

The fruits of summer –
the cherry, strawberry
and first raspberry,
sweeten the palate
after a barren winter.
Later, plums overburden
the kitchen table,
and early pears fill
woven baskets.
Still, there’s nothing
quite like an apple
picked after the first frost
and crisp as…
well as only an apple
plucked from a branch
after the first frost
can be – juicy, full of
the flavour of harvest
and, when bitten into,
sounding like footsteps
crunching in the snow.

*Poem printed with permission from the author.

I think the pairing was very serendipitous.  I am honoured to have been included in this show.

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