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A Sudden Radiance
A Sudden Radiance: Saskatchewan Poetry | Lorna Crozier, Gary Hyland
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A Sudden Radiance: Saskatchewan Poetry | Lorna Crozier, Gary Hyland
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Driving by John Newlove

“You become the country.
You are by yourself in that channel of snow
and pines and pines,
whether the pines and snow flow backwards smoothly,
whether you drive or you stop or you walk or you sit.

This land waits. It watches. How beautifully desolate
our country is, out of the snug cities,
and how it fits a human.”

This has always been a favourite poem of mine. #Winter #QuotsyDec19 #PoetryMatters

TheSpineView Love the descriptions in this poem! 😍 4w
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at the local bar the farmers
get drunk on #beer and double whiskies
the crop is heading out
too late to re-seed but for the moment
it is forgotten
as they begin to dream again

maybe the crop will come yet
maybe

from “Next Year Country” by Elizabeth Allen #PoetryMatters

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“Sometimes when the yardlight splis the darkness you see them outside the #window, pressed against the frozen pane, wanting in.” Angels of Snow by Lorna Crozier. #PoetryMatters

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 5mo
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The Monk by Anne Campbell #Wise #PoetryMatters

TheSpineView 😍😍😍 7mo
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From “A Matter of Survival” by Elizabeth Allen. #Survivor #QuotsyJune19

@TheSpineView I‘m a couple days early but I thought this was also a good #PoetryMatters choice for #Book

TheSpineView Yes! Excellent choice! 💜💜💜 8mo
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This is one of my favourite mugs & the tagged book is one of my favourite poetry anthologies. The shelf in the background is one of my two living room “overflow” shelves which, as the name suggests, holds things I either can‘t fit or don‘t want in the library. #SpringIntoReading #BooksandBeverage

Clwojick Love this mug. 9mo
CouronneDhiver I have the same one - got it for Christmas 🎄 9mo
Sharpeipup Love that mug! 9mo
vkois88 Cute! 9mo
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Night Air by Elizabeth Brewster. #Flowers #PoetryMatters @TheSpineView @LazyDays

TheSpineView 😊 10mo
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from Morning Ride by Robert Currie #Dawn #PoetryMatters @LazyDays @TheSpineView

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Tanisha_A Love this! 11mo
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The first cover that came to mind for #Sky was this one, from one of my favourite poetry anthologies. #Saskatchewan #LandofLivingSkies #ShowUsYourCover @kaye

Kaye That‘s great ! Almost completely a sky on the cover ! 12mo
RealBooks4ever That's a perfect sky! You win! 💜 12mo
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St. George by Nancy Senior

"My dragon always loved walks
He used to go to the wall
where the golden chain hung
and take it in his mouth..."

#QuotsyJan19 #dragon
#poetrymatters #golden @LazyDays

Pogue That is sad 12mo
Texreader 😩 12mo
Psychobabble 😭 12mo
TK-421 @Pogue @Texreader @Psychobabble I know! 😭 And then the oblivious knight warns that she shouldn't go into the woods alone because next time there might not be a knight around to save her 😖 12mo
Bookishthoughts 💔😱 12mo
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Thirty Below by Elizabeth Brewster #window #poetrymatters

Bookishthoughts 🌟 12mo
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Renewable Glory - Elizabeth Brewster

This poem speaks to me so much more as an adult than it did back when I was a teenager scribbling maudlin poems about jewel-coloured skies and the sacredness of memory. The last lines remind me that sometimes, under all the youthful idealism, lofty ideas, and naïveté, there's a glimmer of truth:

"Nevertheless

there is
unfading
something I hesitate to call
as I did then

glory"

#Wind #Remember #PoetryMatters

Nute I like believing that glory can always come again. Thanks for sharing this.🙂 1y
readinginthedark Beautiful 1y
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That's One Thing He Won't Know by Lala Heine-Koehn #Seed #PoetryMatters

Bookishthoughts Wow. This is really good!💓 1y
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For Seven Years by Monty Reid #Change #PoetryMatters

Butterflyamore Wow. I love this. 1y
TK-421 @Butterflyamore @LazyDays This is one poem I keep coming back to over & over 1y
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I first read Quince by Anne Szumigalski in high school (which was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away) and it's stuck with me all these years. It is still of my favourites from this anthology. #Poetry #Writing #PoetryMatters @LazyDays

Bookishthoughts Lovely 💓 1y
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Editing the Prairie by Don Kerr #Writing #PoetryMatters @LazyDays

Nute Gosh, I really like this. Is the entire collection abstract like this? 1y
GrilledCheeseSamurai I liked these! ❤️ 1y
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TK-421 @Nute Yes, it is! I pulled a few quotes from the introduction & back cover copy that I think are a good description of the various yet similar styles in this book:

This anthology showcases the work of 30 poets whose "voices are as varied as the landscape's grasslands, sand dunes, fields, and forests." A number of these poets "reject formal lyricism in favour of the loosely structured colloquial poem." "Many of the...writers choose to write ?
1y
TK-421 what [Patrick] Lane has identified as a common prairie form -- 'the anecdotal lyric', a mix of lyric and narrative resulting in an imagistic, anecdotal poetry." "A related but different vernacular form...is the dramatic monologue." "The effect of the Prairies on the mind and of the poems is varied, often ambivalent, and always personal." ? 1y
TK-421 "Many of the poems talk about poetry, and most of them comment on the genre in a humorous or irreverent manner." 1y
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Saskatchewan Town at Night by Glen Sorestad. #Connection #Travel #Stars #PoetryMatters

Bookishthoughts 👏💙 love this! 1y
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Minerva has decided there'll be no poetry tonight. I guess it's bedtime 😴 #LittenKitten #CatsofLitsy

QuietlyLaura So cute! 😻 1y
booksandsympathy Cute kitteh! I love the name too. 😸 1y
julesG Cute kitty with a wonderful name. 1y
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wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 1y
Puredragonstar Awe, so cute! She's a #KAL = Kitten against Literacy 1y
Stacy_31 So cute!! I wanted to name our kitty Minerva, but was overruled. 😆 1y
Andrea4 Adorbs!!! 1y
mabell So sweet! 😻 1y
CouronneDhiver What a sweet kitty... do not disturb. 🤫 1y
TK-421 @Puredragonstar Definitely a #KAL! 😂 1y
TK-421 @QuietlyLaura @wanderinglynn @Andrea4 @mabell @CouronneDhiver Thanks 😊 She is sweet! Especially when she's sleeping 😂 1y
TK-421 @booksandsympathy @julesG Thanks! My husband was the one who suggested we name her after our favourite Hogwarts professor 😊 1y
TK-421 @Stacy_31 Thanks! What's your kitty's name? 1y
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I just realized the #PoetryMatters photo challenge is going on. How on earth did I miss this awesome challenge?!? Seems I've been in a bit of a daze lately due to work stress & sleep deprivation. My favourite poetry anthology is finally in the Litsy database, so I'm taking that as a sign & jumping in. The #Home prompt reminded me of this poem by Elizabeth Brewster: "Will I ever be at home in this country?/Will I ever be home again away from it?"

merelybookish I love this! Brewster is from the same small town in NB as my Mum. I think she left that home and never went back. 😉 1y
Bookishthoughts Thanks for playing! 1y
Bookishthoughts Great pick👏 1y
TK-421 @merelybookish That's cool! 1y
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#Ride off any horizon and let the measure fall where it may #QuotsyDec17 #Saskatchewan

Cathythoughts Great stuff 💫 2y
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