Poetry Pick

PICTURES

Joanna M. Weston


other places
where the major led
men into battle

Portopallo in sunshine
Vizzini coloured with flowers
Ramacca's angry farmsteads
Etna where he mailed a postcard
to his son

places of small
terraced houses
shell-torn and tangled
write their names
on photos men hold
of my father

but where are
the pictures
needed to paint him
for myself
to put his final portrait
on paper of my own?

From A Summer Father (Frontenac House,
Calgary Alberta 2006)


 

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