God said – and gave a Canadian blessing

God said,
‘let there be light’

but here in October Canada,
we prepare for the
rest of year.
the fall colours are lit up by
the smell of corn


the leaves and morning fog
and dickie jackets,
and the new smell of chimney’s
makes the pumpkin
latte a must
but –


Darkness by 7pm until 11am….

let there be light God.

But the bear searches along the escarpment
along the ridge of a Shannonville pond.
The bear flops down
rolls on his side and waits

the white will soon arrive.

Here is the light provided by God.

When the 7pm turns to 5pm darkness,
the snow will be on the ground
reversing the stars and the moon
in an ocean ice blue.
And here,
here will be the light we crave…
down winter roads,
over sidewalks

a flash light in the deep tunnel.

God said –

and it was done.


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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