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Remember: a poem a day keeps the doldrums away!
curtain stumbles in,
spills back out
drifts into the garden sweet,
pirouettes among the flowers
before letting loose
on unsuspecting passerby — tho’
strategically sent to serenade
only the ear
of the one who’d caught my mother’s eye.
© by Jana Kalina.
Used here with the author’s permission.
Jana Kalina lives in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. This Bohemian-born poet — with romantic heart and idealistic world view — enjoys island life with her Caribbean-Quebecer husband, especially skinny dipping in summer and harvesting wild mushrooms in the fall.
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