Wednesday, August 10, 2011

From “Abandoned by the Muse” by Bieke Stengos-Cammaert

While I search in vain
For winter’s blanket
To cover up my pain
The sun persists
In its seduction
Of birds and unsuspecting buds
Clouds trail airy wisps
Over comfortable cows
Chewing the cud
Amongst tender shoots

O joy of spring
My heart exclaims
Have you returned to us
So soon

Bieke Stengos-Cammaert started writing poetry as a teen and graduated to prose writing over the years.  She has published some poetry and short stories and is now working hard to complete a novel that has been at the periphery of her existence for as long as she can remember.  Tonight, though, she will read some poems from a collection called "Abandoned by the Muse."  This collection was written as an attempt to lure back the muse that had deserted her when the demands of daily life took over and the creative impulse seemed to have died.

On June 23, Bieke gave a reading of her poetry at CJ's Cafe in Bronte. The next reading night at CJ's will be Sept 13, 6:30 - 9:00. All welcome.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Woodstock, London, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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