Sojourn

It is a complete sound –
calm silence at the
typewriter
while the house sleeps
morning before morning
moon saying goodnight
to sun – sun saying good
morning
to moon, each
passing the
other at the fence
line,
at the campbellford line
dropping around
the corner past the
solar panels

rain is trying
october is finally giving way
the temperature is rising
but dropping and
the ground is
the
colour of a
beautiful funeral memorial

there is peace in all this
-chimney smoke peace
and the change
is bone deep.

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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