has co-edited Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada, edited In
the Writers’ Words and published nine books of poetry, his most
recent Personal Encounters. He has received numerous awards,
including the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence and given many
readings and workshops in Canada, the United States, Ireland,
Bulgaria and China.
I remembered when I walked
out into the timeless night
and felt the air of mauve twilight
changing, my flashlight
became a beacon to scan
the civilization of the stars.
There I would direct my path
beyond the green genius of the garden
up to the trees whose large leaves turned
and farther, outward, beyond the clouds.
The child in me still shines
beyond the cavern of this moment.
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