"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Saturday, January 1, 2022


Fog settles on snow,
despite the appeal of now
numerous choices.

Their toneless soft gowns
gleam in a white symphony's
hazing of cellos

as if plump pea fowl
appointed these choristers
at Canterbury

drained of its colour.
Such ceremonious birds
to begin each day.