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Song for Leonard Cohen

So much depends upon a blow job in a chance encounter with Janis Joplin at the Chelsea Hotel

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A Love Song of T S Eliot

Streets that follow like a tedious argument Of insidious intent… Have a go then, shall we, you and I? Having dispatched the last of the morning’s memos and post he sits before his massive desk and straightens his pens, self-satisfied, … Continue reading

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Scowl

This is a poem I wrote several years ago when I was especially depressed by the state of our culture. I remembered it only when I was at the City Lights Book Store in San Francisco recently and purchased a … Continue reading

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Limericks for a Wedding Reception

I composed and recited these limericks at a wedding reception where we were asked to do so (instead of clinking glasses) in order to get the bride and groom to kiss. – for Dominic and Joanne Dom and Jo today … Continue reading

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10 birthday haikus

ten birthday haikus for my good old buddy Rick on his fiftieth one: Raise a toast to Rick, who has weathered fifty years and come out quite well. two: So, you’re fifty, eh? Yes, I see the nifty grey in … Continue reading

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Cold Skewered Tidbits: a (re)found poem

I vaguely recall a party somewhere sometime long ago when I was in university at which I found myself in the kitchen reading recipes from Joy of Cooking as poems and finding a lovely one called “Cold Skewered Tidbits.” Recently, … Continue reading

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highway 101

This is an old poem, written in perhaps 1976 such rugged ragged beauty I have never seen as that along highway 101 east of wawa as the goose flies to chapleau

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ego

I think this one is from the late 70s, when I was in university. curved within the runny white of your meagre self-respect you coddle the yolk of your ego lest it leak yellowly through the brittle fingers of your … Continue reading

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Poems in Memory of Ken Danby (1940-2007)

Back in Grade 13 in Sault Ste Marie in 1972, a friend and I wrote a poem about Ken Danby. Danby had gone to our school some years earlier, and there was a poster in the cafeteria advertising one of … Continue reading

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On the Death of My Father

I can’t remember My first memory of dad, Though there is some vague sense Of his seeing a jackrabbit in the dark Across the road at 312 Lawrence And trying to help me see it too. And even after that, … Continue reading

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