Robert L. Peters

10 February 2008

Of poems and poets…

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Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba

All of my “free time” in the past few weeks and weekends has gone into the book of poetry I am currently editing/publishing, featuring some 200 works by Sam W. Reimer, a remarkable “ecstatic depressive” (his self-description) bard living in Vancouver. Our aim is to have the book on shelves by May… Here’s a taste test:

Impression: Along Molson Way

On the other side of this chain-link fence
along the tracks,

blackberries,
daisies,
& morning-glories run in packs;
plethoras of thorns & unkempt petals,
pretty poisons
& tongues of dust-green leaves ply the ravine;
wilding as well Long tall grasses
ivies

& ferns deceptively indelicate &
dense-pack blocks of blackberry brambles
bully everything else off the would-be boulevard.

Give the earth just a crack at the city
& gardens grow in gangs,

daisies
& morning-glories run in packs.

. . . . .

©2008 Sam W. Reimer (1949 –    )

The photo is of Sam on a visit in June, 2006.

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