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

Picnics Beside Ramsey

                         migration partners

                     how quickly they grow

                               the goslings

How Not to run a Website

I am not the most consistent poster in the world, I am even willing to say I have not posted nearly often enough here on the land that tech built. I always promise myself I will do better, but you know how it goes. A day-a week-a month slips past and you remember, Oh yeah, I was going to…

Tonight I added a page to my headings, it’s three lines at a time. I talk about my haiku writing and bring you up to date on a few things. Like the little chapbook by the same name, three lines at a time. When I say little, I mean just that. Physically the book is 4 x 5. It has 44 poems, some published-some new. Yes, I’m flogging it. No writer should be a shrinking violet when it comes to selling their wares and I am offering this book for $12. — how cool is that? Please read the longer doc under the heading–three lines at a time for contact information and so on.

Be well, be happy. If you’re bored with life, check out my podcast: The P.L. Pod available on the Greater Sudbury Library Website, Anchor and Spotify.

The P.L. Pod. with Vera Constantineau, is now available on Spotifyhttps://open.spotify.com/show/6RlEsUjZBkH79261w9kFfp