LUL SciArt Evening of Poetry

On March 30th I was pleased to participate in a wonderful evening celebrating Science, Art and Poetry just as the header says. Below is a link that will give you the opportunity to see the work created for this competition and hear the words of winning community poets. You will also hear the work of accomplished poet, Alice Major. I joined former poets laureate Kim Fahner and Choe LaDuchesse. It was a wonderful evening. Enjoy:

New Poetry Published Last Month

OTOLITHS

A MAGAZINE OF MANY E-THINGS
 
ISSN 1833-623X

20201206

Vera Constantineau


Times Like These

times like these 
the urge to call home 
to listen to mother 
launch a story 
that would often take
hours to get through
overwhelms

sometimes it would be
the ones of dad
sometimes her 
memories of 
her grandparents
passed on like 
a gift that
gave and gave
of itself

like my mother
who gave of her self
with tales of other times
filling up empty spaces
pushing out loneliness
in times like these



Less and More

weighs 
less than 
a sparrow
this ache 
yet so much
more than 
the stone
that marks 
the grave 




 

Be Calmed by Vera Constantineau

Open your mind

imagine the world

beyond flamingo clouds

imagine possibilities to come

Open your heart

to hope, to gratitude

to sending love to those in need

and those beyond need

Open your arms

raise your hands to the universe

fill your lungs with night air

welcome the stars

Open your memories

recall that which is past

reach for that still unknown

look with hope to sky and stars

and be calmed 

Open your mind

imagine the world

beyond flamingo clouds

imagine possibilities to come

Open your heart

to hope, to gratitude

to sending love to those in need

and those beyond need

Open your arms

raise your hands to the universe

fill your lungs with night air

welcome the stars

Open your memories

recall that which is past

reach for that still unknown

look with hope to sky and stars

and be calmed 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.

SHOEBOX FUN

As time goes by, and your children grow up, the silly fun stuff you used to do with your kidlets dwindles to the more grown up kind of fun relationship. This weekend we had a flashback to earlier times when our family spent a couple of hours concocting our contribution to the virtual Shoebox Santa Claus Parade for Greater Sudbury. In these isolating times virtual fun is very fun!

#ChristmasParade #VirtualFun #PoetLaureate #Participation