Blur October into November of Our December

There’s an event taking place
October of the month
-green goblins and dancing
before the November month of All Souls.
In England they celebrate Guy Fawkes
while over here we egg houses
and the church asks for us to be saints.
Let’s go instead further south
and honour the meals
walk in the streets towards our lost
love and relatives.
Better yet – let’s
go to the great patch and wait for
a pumpkin
maybe tell a story to the night of
lost corn fields and never more’s.
Let’s
get out of September
plan for another December
let the malls grow from orange to green/red.
There’s
an event taking place
-ring the bells and knock all the doors
toilet paper on the count of three
full on pillow cases
tripping on
bed sheets…..


Shorty Jenkins

let’s
i dunno
let’s

get the water sprinklers going
talk to Shorty Jenkins – he’s only sleeping
and he’s my friend
even though i only met him once

he gave me a pin
and i pinned it to my chest

so let’s
i dunno…..

get his advice
borrow him from God
for just a moment

tell him that main street is closed for the wknd
and he’s got carte blanche
he’s got the opportunity
create the perfect ice surface
and from Saturday until Sunday
we’ll bring in a crowd
curl our brains out along the shores of
this tiny town

we don’t care about summer
summer doesn’t end the spending season
it doesn’t shutter up the windows
campers don’t leave
they stay

….we got Shorty

i dunno
lets

clean up his pink hat
he’s been with the men with brooms
and he knows

and from the corners of 1st and Lexington
down the middle past the renamed grocery stores
and the parking lots for school buses
we’ll curl – curl all wknd long

Hey Shorty!
(excuse me God)

I got an idea
i’m the promotional master mind
Elvis is gone and you’re on deck
From a 20 yr memory – Mitchell has apologized 800 radio – no cracking wise
this ain’t no ghost town –
it’s safe
you can come

so lets
i dunno
let’s…..

Shorty knows….
he told me once

‘a hockey puck doesn’t know it’s a hockey puck
but a curling rock sure does’

and this laneway will be perfect
and the rocks will crash just south of heaven here
and the Leafs will lose on tv – because they don’t know either
but everyone will be outside
watching the curlers of tomorrow
on this perfectly paved sheet of ice

so come on Shorty
lets’……

* Shorty Jenkins: was a famous Canadian ice technician in the sport of curling. He was known for his “trademark” pink cowboy hat, pink leather jacket and pink cowboy boots

* Men With Brooms: Canadian movie directed by and starring Paul Gross. Jenkins had a cameo


Martin Durkin Part of a New Anthology Release with Novalis

Martin Durkin is pleased to announce he is part of a new 2016 anthology coming out later this Fall. The book is entitled PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS for EUCHARISTIC ADORATION.

“These beautifully written and thoughtful prayers and reflections that speak to the Canadian experience will inspire your time in prayer before the Eucharist…” Novalis Publishing.

The 80 page anthology will retail at $9.95 CND. A release date will be announced shortly…..

 

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some VIDEO from FIRST TUESDAY MUSE!

Thanks to Billy Piton – One of the organizers of First Tuesday Muse at The
Tweedsmuir Tavern!

Enjoy!


My Deaf Brother

i
wonder about the sound of his voice
or the silence
when
he speaks inside
himself.
his
hands create pictures
creating
outside himself,
a
photographic memory.
his
deep voice lost
but
fingers that open
a
world
that must speak back to him
with palm work
when lost
in his
own
thoughts.
the colours he must see
when
the rain opens
and
umbrellas rise
to
the sky,
his hands must paint
a portrait
before
and
behind his eyes
and in
his silent world,
his
vision
must speak volumes


until i cool down, i’ll walk around the art gallery outside the public library

the angry writer
writes an angry story
the
angry poet,

becomes a boxer

an angry painter
becomes
abstract

while

you and i

us poor
civilians

we go on tripping
over our emotions
unsure of what to do

and either explode
or swallow harder

failing either way.


Searching For Pinterest Ideas

What if you carried a jug of water on your shoulders?
or
I
were to hold a cloth over my biceps?

I could be your stoic statue
a Roman comic with shield or Greek mythos
Hercules and his lion

my lioness?

What if you were to dance
a french replacement with banana waistline
wishing for home and singing 12 weeks?

All these silly questions
with summer naked in our mouths
stolen lines and ideas
Canadian or world bound

my wife?

We lay here lazy on a Saturday
reading too much and fixing dinner ideas
I should drop into single word thoughts

you
me

a bird
a lion

a bear
a dove

a husband
his wife…..


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