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Referendum Trudeau

He campaigned in poetry but governed in prose

Rinkside Reading

What does hockey’s literature say about the sport?

Alarm Bells

Fort McMurray and fires hence

 

Physics is how God hides.

It’s what hides him.

 

What a brilliant disguise!

No one would ever guess.

 

Except those who did.

But it was guesswork,

 

conjecture, just like

physics, like working

 

scientists working.

Flushed out, he was,

 

his secret, by so few,

a mystic here, a child

 

there. Always

the option to deny.

 

That was the point.

That is his point.

 

Physics is how God

hides so you can be

 

totally free, freely

free of him as in

 

the freedom of the glory

of the children of God.

 

See? So you can

say “There is no God.”

 

Mia Anderson has published four books of poetry, three in Canada—Appetite (Brick Books, 1988), Chateau Puits ’81 (Oolichan Books, 1992) and Practising Death (St. Thomas Poetry Series, 1997)—and one in the United States—The Sunrise Liturgy (Wipf and Stock, 2012). Her poem “The Antenna” has just won the Montreal International Poetry Prize and, along with “Physics Is How,” will be contained in her next volume, Light Takes, coming out with Cormorant Books in the fall of 2014. She is an Anglican priest in the diocese of Quebec, and was for many years an actor, then a shepherd and grower.

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