Bruce McRae was born
August 3rd 1954, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
Soon moved to Niagara Falls, then the village of
He studied film, radio and television production,
1972 - 1975, while playing in a number of bands in
and around Ontario.
Bruce moved to London, England, 1979, making song
demos. Joined Restaurant For Dogs. Formed duo The
Caretakers. Traveled city to city; Toronto,
Vancouver, London - several times; and also Bristol,
in the west of England.
He began poetry readings in London, 1994, and
acoustic gigs. First poems published, 1997, hundreds
of publications since.
Bruce returned finally to Canada, 2006; currently
residing on the west coast, Victoria, Vancouver
Island, British Columbia.
After A Long Night
The wind singing in the higher
Steeplejacks reining in their lines.
Our minister clinging to his black hat.
Itís the first day of winter, the masses
finding it difficult to temper their glee,
their kind avoiding the likes of me, you know,
the short and sweet and surly type,
the last sane peasant in the kingdom of Mad.
Informal. Non-linear. Star-shaped in a round world.
The grump who relishes the idea of trees bowing
to chill gusts and the promise of a storm to come.
The one rehearsing lines from a play not yet written.
The sort who notices the wind and marks it down.
A very short book made of long sentences.
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