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From the archives

The March of the Cheezie

Our snacks as a history of ourselves

Model Behaviour

A Haida village as seen in a windy city

Beyond the City Limits

Diversity and rural Canada

Three Breakfast Tanka

 

grey day

on the west coast

still

the eggs are sunny side up and

first forsythia brightens the table

 

last night’s tiff

is forgotten as freshly made

granola

perfumes the table and honesty

glistens in a pewter vase

 

porridge

in pottery bowls and

a jar of maple syrup

as we watch the first hummingbird

sample its sugar water

 

Naomi Beth Wakan is the inaugural poet laureate of Nanaimo (2013). She has published more than 50 books. Her books of poetry include Sex after 70 and Other Poems (Bevalia, 2010) and And After 80… (Bevalia, 2013). She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada and Tanka Canada. She lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, with her husband, sculptor Elias Wakan. More information is available at <www.naomiwakan.com>.

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