Saturday, April 11, 2015

April is poetry month; here's two by Gord Miller

"Pomor Kotch off the Chukchi Peninsula ~ 1647,"
a water colour by a different Gordon Miller
Pirate Ship
Shimmering patches of lace
Dancing on a moving
Blue and gray canvas.
A wild wind from Hades
Forming thunderous waves
Stars sparkling
And a hanging moon
A silhouette
Swinging lantern
And a ringing bell
Dark billowing sails
A ghost in the night
Sailing by

Traveling with Laureen

Cable car on the Stein Valley Trail
A warm wind blowing
Across the Shuswap
Moonlight shimmering
On the waves
Dancing under the stars
To an old country song
Songs of lost love
And days long gone
Dreaming of things to come
Climbing the Devil’s staircase
On the Stein Valley Trail
A blazing sun beating down
At times a cool breeze
From the purple mountains above
Soaking our feet
In the raging water of the river
That lifted our spirits and kept us going
The ferry across the mighty Fraser
To the motel and cold Corona beer
Drinking wine on the porch in Lytton
Making bets on a flashing star
Searching for Venus
The goddess of love
In the dark night sky
A breakfast of eggs benedict and bear claws
Buying baubles at a powwow in Kamloops
Then traveling home
Under a girls-go-crazy moon

Gordon Miller is a visual artist and writer, living in Oakville. He’s been taking creative writing courses in Brian’s classes for the past couple of years and enjoying every minute of them. He is almost finished a mystery novel and is hoping to publish a book of short stories. Visit Gord at

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