15 April 2009

Emily D & Douglas L

Douglas Lochhead was the Founding Librarian and a Senior Fellow at Massey College in Toronto, but like Charles G.D. Roberts and John Thompson he is often associated with the Tantramar marshlands near Sackville, New Brunswick. In 2003, Gaspereau Press published a suite of Lochhead’s poems about this landscape entitled Midgic. Today’s poem is a fragment from that collection.

from Midgic
Douglas Lochhead


Emily, Miss D, where art thou
looking into your day,
into the wide view
of your poems, your soul?

the arresting love thoughts
which target my day
the ever-present signals
which speak when I pray

Copyright © Douglas Lochhead, 2003

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