Wow! That was a jam-packed weekend
at When Words Collide, Calgary,
so many good presentations
and interesting people to see.
I’m flying home as I write this
with gratitude filling my mind-
to Catherine for inviting me,
and everyone being so kind.
Thanks, Randy McCharles, committee,
and all the helpful volunteers.
The weekend was a huge success
it’s grown so much over the years.
I attended as a poet
as it’s what I know, what I do.
I write a poem each morning
so I always have one that’s new.
Thank you to those who attended
my panels and presentation.
Poetry is alive and well
and holds its own fascination.
MY GARDEN ON CHRISTMAS EVE
Carrots from my garden
will be part of Christmas dinner.
To be gardening on Christmas Eve
makes me feel like a winner.
We still have roses blooming,
primrose are showing their heads.
Birds are noisily feeding
before they seek their beds.
A Downy Woodpecker, Hummingbirds,
Chickadees, Pine Siskins, Juncos,
Sparrows along the hedgerow,
are all birds that come and go.
Soggy lawn but lush and green,
kale is still prolific.
To live here on Canada’s south west coast
I feel blessed, it is terrific.
Merry Christmas Everyone