From First Ave……

it’s the silent moment now
the closing of summer before summer end

a rock line
Georgian bay line

i guided travelers searching
painted trees from a once upon renaissance

am i Canadian?
how long should i sit here in the silent noise

i’m lost on the James Bay….

i am not Cndn – i am something more
perhaps yours? perhaps hers and theirs

am i original clay
a fishing lodge off shore?

perhaps watching the ice floes
hunting my witness form from God –

here as a permanent cottager
i dream…..


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, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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