Peace Country January

blue-shadowed snow
has been sculpted by wind
the aspen are silvered
with hoarfrost

wind brocades
satin snow. now
crystals float
in an aching blue sky

we breathe diamonds

~ Catherine McLaughlin

Catherine McLaughlin recently celebrated 35 years in the Peace Country. The land has always felt like home for her and she responds with her pen, her camera and her heart. She writes non-fiction articles for newspapers and magazines. Catherine’s poetry has been published in many collections, anthologies and special publications. Twice she toured parts of central and southern Alberta, sharing her Peace Country poetry and photography with seniors, high school students, community groups and a women’s conference. Her poetry has also been recognized in numerous contests, including the People’s Poetry Fall Contest (1999) and Expressivo (2000) sponsored by Oliver Music and Edmonton Stroll of Poets.

One Response to “Peace Country January”

  1. very nice

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