the colours YOUR COLOURS

in the trees i lose your silence
the colours of everything washing to shore
THIS IS POETRY i say
visiting Stratford- drawn to the landscape of Norrie
thick slap of leaves on canvas drying out summer

on the hwy is a dog sled team
they grab me along the side of road
driver yelling MUSH and ONWARDS until we reach the evening time
follow the camera lens of Kukucska – knowing i am on the outskirts of
Hamilton – touching the beach line of Lake Ontario

however

my travelling is not completed
as my wife says FORGET ALL THIS WHAT DO YOU THINK OF NORTH BAY?
i rise from the dog sled team and thank the driver
then look at you saying WHAT IS THERE FOR YOU AND ME
and you whisper possibilities

it is possibilities we thrive upon
travelling from one part of this province to the next
and i plunge my ears towards Trent Severn
music and waterways will take us as far as we need to go

p.s to Shane and Mike- i will drive in markers along the way
leaving the choice to either
for camera or brush…….

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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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