Words for December

1. 2015: The Year of the Refugee

COSMOPOLITE, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON

Not wholly this or that,
But wrought
Of alien bloods am I,
A product of the interplay
Of traveled hearts.
Estranged, yet not estranged, I stand
All comprehending;
From my estate
I view earth’s frail dilemma;
Scion of fused strength am I,
All understanding,
Nor this nor that
Contains me.

2. The Montreal Winter that arrived a bit late

 

« I LOVE THE SNOW! IT MAKES MY HEART BEAT FASTER! »

-Penelope, my 3 ¾ year-old granddaughter

“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate…
Snow…unceasing snow”
Hashin, Japanese Haiku

Just around the corner from home.
Just around the corner from home, 29-12-2015

3.  Elizabeth Gilbert, in an interview on CBC Radio One’s program, Q.

« Unused creativity is not benign. »

 

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