Saturday, October 24, 2020

Friday, October 23, 2020

Very snowy day

  "burning on the snow
drag-footed across the fields
whiskey-faced men go

the blind lead the blind
and coarse oglers invade the
countries of the mind"

from Haiku on Brueghel
by Phyllis Gotlieb 
 While Calgary often gets snow in Sept and October, sometimes quite significant snowfalls, it normally lasts a day or so, then the autumnal weather returns. This year it has been cold and snowy for some days and today promises to be more of the same. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Alberta, Canada, 2020


“This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo,
And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro.” 
― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterburty Tales 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

from Snow Towards Evening by Melville Crane

"From some invisible blossoming tree
Millions of petals, cool and white.
Drifted and blew,
Lifted and flew,
Fell with the falling night."


Friday, October 16, 2020

Fall deer - Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Oct. 9th

"Instructed by heron,
drink the pure silence.
Be compassed by wind.
If you quiver like aspen

trust your quick nature:
let your ear teach
you which way to listen."

from How to See Deer
by Philip Booth

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Drumheller - Books - Reading

"He had long wanted some neutral time, in which he could let go of the fixations of a liner life story story and rediscover the infinite potential of simply being. "

from Shrike
by Quentin S. Crisp

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Oct 14, Snow Day


    "Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, 
     its white flag waving over everything,
      the landscape vanished,
      not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,   
      and beyond these windows"

      from Snow Day
       by Billy Collins  

She, then, like snow in a dark night,
Fell secretly. And the world waked
With dazzling of the drowsy eye,

from Like Snow
by Robert Graves