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Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor

Victoria Enjoys Her Weekend

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Leaving Taichung Station
by Bob Black


In your presence, we were

“Under the seams runs the pain”-Anne Carson

Though light may shy away from us when we cloak ourselves in grief,
you taught us much more,
between the sway of your stepping, tripping occasionally over your vision curtained by your unkempt locks
and your soft breathing belying your courage and your care
for it was you who knew that it was we who needed protecting
all along.

In your presence, we were
protected in the nesting nosing of that gorgeous heart
of fur and fearlessness
barking our way through the dark and
toward the light.

Though we have buried you along the side of the bucketing light
the sea and the waves, thousand-eyed and wind-in-the-ear,
your roots spread up and widen
the taxonomy of our love a question of algebra inside us.
We have, because of you, grown.
This is what you  bequeathed us.

Grief as nourishment, fecund as dimpled light.

for: Imants and Linda

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by Kai Chan

Spring Drawing 2, 2021 Watercolour

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault

you stand
holding your white
watering can

under a surge
of lilacs

looking like an eye
about to blink



DOUBLE DOUBLE issue 0521-2021

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CONTENTS: Holly Lee - Night Owl Sonata (in one movement) / Lee Ka-sing - Twenty six recent photographs (五月,忽然傷感。想起一些遠去的人)

by Madeleine Slavick 思樂維

A season I love.
Autumnal, a word I love.

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From the Notebooks (2010-2021)
by Gary Michael Dault

From the Notebooks, 2010-2021.
Number 86: Mt. Athos (May 12, 2021)

Of all the books I have read by the great Greek writer, Nikos Kazantzakis, his spiritual autobiography, Report to Greco  (New York: Simon & Shuster, 1965) is the one to which I return (Zorba the Greek notwithstanding) again and again.

Chapter 19 of Report to Greco is devoted to Kazantzakis's 1914 pilgrimage with a poet friend,  Angelos Sikelianos, to Mt. Athos in North-Eastern Greece, and to the 20 remote monasteries embedded in that mystic and inaccessible place.  Here he is approaching the Agion Oros. the Holy Mountain, by boat:

"It was raining. The summit of Athos had disappeared behind a wrapping of dense mist. The sea was calm, jellied, muddy. A monastery gleamed brilliantly white amid rain-blackened chestnut trees. The sky had descended to the treetops, the rain was silent and  continuous, the kind that saturates the ground.  Five or six drenched monks stood on the wharf like cyprus trees." (p.197)

Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee

Mexico (November, 2017)  – We peregrinated the charming city streets, amusing ourselves in the wealth of Oaxacan culture. After a light lunch; we stumbled upon a mezcaleria which I'm sure heightened the adventures and our afternoon rendezvous with a caravan of Catrina's. The afternoon left me dazzled by the myriad of artisans and their beautiful curiosities.

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Some Trees
by Malgorzata Wolak Dault

Number 75

This photograph was taken in our garden yesterday.  In this corner of the garden, there are two trees--one a majestic cherry tree, the other a dogwood tree, now in full flower.  Nestling between them is a weathered wooden table on which I scatter the seeds for the hundreds of birds which come to me every day.  I like this shady corner of the garden because it is always so animated by their jubilant songs.  It's also a great pleasure to watch them flutter and frolic in the cool water of the birdbaths nearby.

The Photograph
coordinated by Kamelia Pezeshki

From "in the garden series", Music garden, Toronto by Kamelia Pezeshki

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by Fiona Smyth

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50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto

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