The white pages of a book

The many ways a hand can open
and close.

The brief darkness
of a plan in front of the sun,
lives suspended overhead.

The way plants eat light –
that is holy.

The endless voice of the ocean.

The streets of early morning
when lone lights shine from the windows
of the elderly.

The eyes of someone who has lost love.

It is in the breath, and gathers into
small sounds:
bread, home, yes.

When you bite into an apple and taste rain
That is.

Rosemary Griebel’s award-winning poetry has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, on CBC Radio, literary magazines, anthologies, chapbooks and on public buses. Her long awaited collection of poetry, Yes., was published by Frontenac House in 2011, and has been short-listed for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry as well as the Gerald Lampert award and the Pat Lowther Memorial award.

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