A Sunday Poem

I on my front step
deliberate meditation,
slow sips of hot, sweet coffee

Crow on his fencepost
fastidious cleaning
his beak wiped on grey wood

late July sun shimmers
on his bakelite feathers
on my copper strands of hair
on the old dog nodding off
in her front porch pew

a breeze rustles leaves
dry as hymnals, hushes
the city’s restless muttering,
whispers a sermon on faith.

~ Dymphny Dronyk

Dymphny Dronyk is a writer, artist, mediator and mother. She is passionate about the magic of story and has woven words for money (journalism, corporate writing) and for love (poetry, fiction, drama, mystery novels) for over 25 years. After years of rambling on an eclectic career path (camp cook, editor, waitress, photographer), her gypsy spirit took root in the Peace Country and her energy is now directed towards raising her 3 children and running her business (Dynamic Data Complete Emergency Response Planning).

Her first volume of poetry, Contrary Infatuations, was published by Frontenac House as part of Quartet 2007 and shortlisted for both the Stephan G. Stephansson Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

Dymphny is the current Past President of the Writers Guild of Alberta, and is serving on the League of Canadian Poets board.

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