Poetry Pause: Norma Kerby – lOve

Poem author: Norma Kerby Poem title: lOve Poem: morning raindrops  hang in prisms   each branch tip  lit by tiffany lamps   here we lie entwined  cat and I   outstretched across braided rug skin/fur speckled with flickers of  light  what love  we hold for each other no need to talk/meow  eyes half closed two lazy hermits contemplating  tomorrow  and a bird  it hops across wet patio pecks jeweled seeds  on glistening tiles  tiny feathered messenger  bringing twitters whispered to a troubled sky  but we are too much at peace to listen End of Poem. Copyright © Norma Kerby  Norma Kerby has been published in journals, e-zines, magazines, and anthologies, most recently, in the anthologies Heartwood (League of Canadian Poets), Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem (Mansfield Press), Somewhere My Love and The Golden Oracle (Subterranean Blue Poetry), and (M)othering (Inanna Press, pending). Her chapbook, Shores of Haida Gwaii (Big Pond Rumours Press) describes the intriguing Haida Gwaii Islands off the north coast of British Columbia.  As an ecologist and environmentalist, her poetry focuses on the social and natural landscapes of rural and northern Canada.