Home, sweet poem…


So, after the telephone interview in which Richmond Hill Liberal’s journalist Kim Zarzour asked me the most interesting questions, her article on PUP was published! Today! http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/5259266-pop-up-poetry-a-wintry-surprise-in-richmond-hill/

pop-up-poetry

At the last minute I tucked a few poems and some bull clips into my suitcase. Thought, why not…maybe there will be an opportunity for a walk through the neighbourhood where I spent my teen years. And maybe I will leave a sprinkling of poems there bringing everything full circle to embrace who I was and who I am now. It would be fun.

So one cold sunny morning I got up early and set out with my poems. I’d forgotten how cold winter treks along Mill Street were walking to Richmond Hill High School so many years ago. My legs and finger tips were soon numb, but a prickly feeling of excitement kept me going. And the beautiful setting, the glorious day. I walked around the Mill Pond, then back home through a park at Pleasantville School, pinning poems along the way. And the very last poem found its…

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