Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Happy birthday Franci Louann

Author of Beach Cardiology has a birthday today and to celebrate I upload a poem from Franci's chapbook.


Ecstasy


perhaps it was the red wine and this week’s 
news about Christ’s face
appearing on a condo wall in Ladysmith

burgundy, crimson, scarlet
when we loved, red flowed through me

I was androgynous
partly Christ, partly Mary, your Sacred Heart

robes, banners, crucifix
burgundy, crimson, scarlet
when our love came, red flowed through me    

The Magnificent (a poem for Colten Boushie) by Lesley Strutt

I would like to dedicate this poem to Colten and all those who are grieving for him, who feel lost, frightened, unheard, unseen, excluded...