Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

To Lucy Maud

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Once you wrote here, laughed here
Before King Tut was found, before Titanic was lost.
Faded silk and curiosities from a century ago
In this diorama of a room…
A Venetian blackamoor with a carved feather skirt.
an ormolu table top
An urn of walking canes, a spoon-back chair

I breathe it all in
a confluence of time and place –
and savour the distant melody of your life
before time steals the notes away
and I’m left singing acapella your song.

Yet, all this I still find in your fierce imagination
And in the waning winter days I read
Til moonlight limns a path through the snow to my soul.
I read and I read.

By Elaine Coish

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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This entry was posted on February 3, 2016 by in Alton Chapter and tagged , .

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