Soft (as falling snow makes no mistake,
covers no missing person or re-shapes
the lie of land without a gifting
temporariness that cloaks and cleans)
and sweet (as when peepers crawl from under
winter’s silence, and each call, a raindrop,
punctures water’s surface,
imprinted where you and I, love,
drift in my remembrance,
fossilized in this song).
Copyright © Louise Carson.
Born in Montreal and raised in Hudson, Quebec, Louise Carson studied music in Montreal and Toronto. Her poems appear in literary magazines, chapbooks and anthologies, most recently Qwerty, The Maynard, Heartwood, Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, and including The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. One poem won a Manitoba Magazine Award. She is the author of one poetry collection – A Clearing – and six other books, the most recent – In Which, historical fiction, and The Cat Vanishes, a mystery – were published in 2018. Louise lives in St-Lazare, QC where she writes, teaches music and gardens.