I Live My Life in Circles

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. I circle around God, around the primordial tower. I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know: am I a falcon,...

They Loved It Here

There used to be giants, and they loved it here. They’d sit their giant hinds in a row along the top edge of the escarpment, and pick at the loose rock with their hands or their feet, then throw or skip the smoothest stones across the bay. The Juravinski Hospital and...
Things I Want to Do

Things I Want to Do

I’m just back from four days of floating in the refreshingly cool waters of Georgian Bay and one twelve hour sleep in my own lovely bed.  So this morning I’m bouncing like the star of a Follow the Bouncing Ball Sing Along.  I bounced out of bed, down the...

Homage to my Hips (by Lucille Clifton)

I love The Writer’s Almanac, prepared by Garrison Keillor. It delights me every morning by delivering poems and the lives of poets to my mailbox. I love the female body and feel so lucky to have one myself. Today the Writer’s Almanac brought a poem by...