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  November 2016
volume 13 number 2
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  Maria A Arana
  Shawn Aveningo
  Wendy Bourke
  Jack G. Bowman
  Alan Britt
  Adam Levon Brown
  Jeffrey Bryant
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Alicia Carpenter
  Natalie Crick
  Carla Criscuolo
  Frank De Canio
  Marvin Louis Dorsey
  Miguel Eichelberger
  John LaMar Elison
  Gabriella Garofalo
  Dave Houston
  Dani Raschel JimĂ©nez
  Scott C. Kaestner
  Sofia Kioroglou
  Deborah P Kolodji
  Rick Lupert
  Donal Mahoney
  Afric McGlinchey
  Frank Mundo
  Chika Onyenezi
  Adam Phillips
  Bethany W Pope
  Nydia Rojas
  Diana Rosen
  Walter Ruhlmann
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Wendy Bourke
November 2016
   

 

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photo by marie c lecrivain

    Wendy Bourke resides in metro Vancouver, BC. After a life loving words and scribbling poetry lines on pizza boxes and used envelopes, she finally got down to writing "in earnest" and five years ago, began posting poetry regularly on her poetry blog along with photographs she has taken tromping over the hills and dales of British Columbia. Recently, she began submitting poems for publication. Her work has appeared in several Canadian poetry anthologies, as well as online in Shot Glass Journal (Muse-Pie Press), hedgerow: a journal of small poems (UK) and The Voices Project: Empowering Women Through Self-Expression.


   

 

gloriosus et liber

memories of past troubles
have diminished with age
viewed from a great distance,
most things seem amorphous and benign

the abiding sea tides flow, transcendent,
to blue sky and then to stars;
the ghostly moon adorns,
and even the darkest specter,
eventually, nods off if allowed to rest

and so, I look to the sea for
the peace conferred in cessation,
and remind myself: a water drop
can hollow out a stone

copyright 2016 Wendy Bourke