Enjoy the intense quiet of this poem, Scarce, by Yvonne Blomer. If you hold your breath you might even hear “the pant and beat of the wings.” This poem can be found in Ravine, Mouse, a Bird’s Beak, Nose in Book Publishing, 2018, a collection of poetic responses to the paintings of Robert Bateman.
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Yvonne Blomer was the City of Victoria Poet Laureate 2015-2018. She lives, works and raises her family on the traditional territories of the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), Lkwungen (Songhees), Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation and gives thanks for the privilege of being here.
Her recent books include:
Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur, Palimpsest Press, 2017
& Refugium: Poems for the Pacific, Caitlin Press, 2017 and As if a Raven, 2014, Palimpsest Press.
Web site: www.yvonneblomer.com