bear bones

art and poetry from British Columbia, Canada artist Oiseau: in the poet's room

on Faithful and Howe

raw like an oyster or sore
throat, or the first snowdrop

clump showing past mud-matted

winter melts, I sit outside
Fantastico's and write two poems, one
to my husband and the other

to my lover, prying
for words, trying wrenching
combinations, hot cup balanced

on my left knee and temptation
n the table

Contact Oiseau: General Delivery, Argenta, BC, Canada, V0G 1B0
The art on this page is a detail from the 5-panel work "In Another Place," watercolour and graphite on board, 2005, complete work $500. Each panel measures 12" x 12".











turning pages:

on acceptance


song of the misdressed

the carver

this spring's channels

to bind a villanelle