Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday poem #58 : Kemeny Babineau : The Long Point Is

The long point is
lovely things have happened
look at the wind for instance
blooming in the trees or nodding
narrow necked flowers in the sun.
Where the waves are waving to the beach
the view is all horizon. We bend
or lay down as the sand wants,
and in further abeyance even fore-shorten ourselves
by immersing the body in the
landscape, where the late wave’s white curl
writes itself in forever falling over.
Such bubbles of laughter and the rising note in the wind
cause a recurring literature
of frothy scribble over chalcydon.

(Long Point, Ont. July 2009)

Kemeny Babineau lives in Mt Pleasant Ontario where he operates Laurel Reed Books and edits the occassional magazine The New Chief Tongue. His latest book is After the 6ix O'clock News published by Bookthug, and the chapbook After Progress published by above/ground press.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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