that forgotten place. a poem by Josephine LoRe

Josephine LoRe

that forgotten place  

Where the grey light meets the green air
The hermit's chapel, the pilgrim's prayer
		- T.S. Eliot, Landscapes  III

There’s a place that time’s forgotten 
beyond the hermit’s chapel
   beyond the pilgrim’s prayer
Brooks burble with words of wonder 
and chirrups fill the air

There among larkspur and bluebell
a bed of softest moss
   a symphony of sweet sad strains
Desires dance in Celtic knots
creatures graze without a care

When the woes become too dark
and burdens bear you down
   seek the grey light, the green air
The stillness of the earth, my child
may the pathways lead you there

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Josephine LoRe’s words have been put to music, danced, and integrated into visual art.  Her poetry has been published in ten countries including FreeFall and Vallum in Canada, Tiny Seed journal and the Fixed & Free anthology in the United States, England’s Constellate magazine, and Ireland’s The Same Page anthology. She has two collections of poetry and photography, Unity and The Cowichan Series

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Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie's first novel, Stillwater, will be released in the spring of 2023. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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