The Canadian Poet

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The Canadian Poet

He lives in a country where medicine is free

His pen a poet’s envy you see

His words would amuse a full courtyard

Of bards and minstrels for yards and yards

He was pushed and prodded in the back

To write his poems in book format

With a devilish grin he seemed to ignore

Until the day I walked in the bookstore

There upon the best seller’s shelf

Was a book by epigramman the man himself

There became so many pages in a year or two

His books covered the poetry aisle in great pursuit

A bestseller friend is hard to find

Even in a country which is so sublime

Applause

Comments 25 comments

Ghaelach 4 years ago

Hi B. A.

I stand and clap my hands, you have composed a wonderful poem. Dare I say a tribute to one of Hubpages great poets and a Master of the English word.

Mr. C will be very proud.

LOL Ghaelach


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Well done. Epi will be proud of this. There is a sparkle here too. Thank you


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Mhatter we females love sparkling things!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

I am one of many, giving the master of the pen a standing ovation. Colin's variety of poetry is a reflection of his creative, genuis mind. Great work B.A. Williams for a tribute to one who is incredibly worthy. I voted up and hit every button.


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Minn I thought so too, he's such a dedicated writer I'd love to see him published


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epigramman 4 years ago

....I was just chilling here listening to some old blues music and sipping a beer after my late dinner with the heat blowing and sitting beside my two cats and I was actually thinking of you and thought of making a visit - so is this karma or what? lol

What a lovely surprise - I am absolutely thrilled to death and so tickled and moved because this fantastic poetic tribute comes from someone as special as you - and to me that really mean a lot.

You are a fine fine writer yourself so naturally to have your support and encouragement is quite a honor and a thrill too.

I must post this beauty (from your beautiful heart and mind) to the Hubpages FB group with a direct link back here - and thank you once again - this has made me feel so good and appreciated - you have no idea but - lol - I think you do - sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 11:09pm canada


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Epigramman aka Epi aka Colin aka Mister C aka crazy diamond is hubpages own Poet Laureate two-years running. He is the man who gave me the courage to give poetry a go. I've never looked back and am now as addicted as he to this art form. He is the master. Thank you for writing this awesome tribute to a man of many masterpieces.


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA Author

Epi

It isn't often that I would write something like that, but something in me just says that bestseller is waiting for your name on it.

You are gifted to get up every day and write a poem.

Amy,

I so agree with you, and some days are just blah, and yet reading an epi poem turns my whole day around.

Good luck on your writing endeavors too.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....will always love your tribute - so I am back once again to thank you.

And even better - in this life - I was able to meet you and that makes our world a smaller place and a better world - doesen't it?

Your support and encouragement and friendship means the world to me - I will dedicate my 'book' to you - when that time arrives.

Sending your respects and good wishes, as always from lake erie time 2:22pm canada


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA Author

That would be such a gift to have a dedication, but I posted this because I really want to urge you to publish. Just think of how we could open that book and read again and again, the poems that make us smile, or the poems that make us think.

That's one thing I love about poetry, it can mean different things to many people but I enjoy deciphering it in how I can relate.

You spoke of karma yes I agree that was a spooky thing hmmm?


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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

What a great poem and smooth flowing awsome Job! Voted up!!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...my dear friend ... how are you today? It's Monday morning here by the lake and we had our first substantial snowfall here on Sunday and it's so cold that the snow didn't disappear like it normally does at this time of year - I hope that's not an omen of things to come.

I am having my first cup of coffee and just let the cats out onto the deck for their fresh air and I am listening to some nice classical music.

Please know that I have re-read your biography introduction once again and I am so proud of you for your achievements and accomplishments - I will post your home page to the Hubpages Facebook group to spread the word and send you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 11:27am

Thank you once again for coming into my life and for this most awesome tribute as well


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA Author

Sounds lovely there, I have been sick so bundled in a blanket in front of the TV for 2 days so far. My creativity has been smothered with illness and I am hoping it comes back.

Got to love cats... see you're influenced by our rulers with whiskers too!

I have much more achieving to try and do, like turning the corner of the Poetry bestseller where your book is to Fantasy/Murder Mysteries are and hope to see mine.

Thanks for your support and humor.


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epigramman 4 years ago

Hello my dear friend - thank you for dropping by just now at lake erie time 5:27pm for me - how is everything with you this week?


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA Author

Still struggling with pneumonia not doing much writing right now. Do email me if you get a chance.


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epigramman 4 years ago

Yes I most definitely will -my gosh I remember you told me you were not feeling well but pneumonia - that's serious - so please get well real soon and you are in my thoughts and prayers - because health and happiness are the two keys in life - and you also mean a lot to me as my friend ..... lake erie time canada 10:23pm icy snowy night - too early for winter but yes here it is


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Scarface1300 3 years ago

A fabulous poem for a fabulous poet. Happy New Year.......... Chris


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B. A. Williams 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Scarface I hope what I wrote comes true. Happy New Year!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

The epi man would be proud! Well done!!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Hello and Good evening Miss B from Friday evening here by the lake of Erie with my two cats on a cold and snowy evening which seems more like January - naturally, all of my thoughts and energy are going towards you my friend and how you are feeling. That is always my main concern - your health and your happiness and that you always remain creative as well - please let me know how you are keeping. I always love to hear from you. A big Canadian high five from Colin, Tiffy and Mister Gabriel

at 9:17pm


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epigramman 3 years ago

Hello Miss B from Colin , Tiffy and Gabriel on this Sunday afternoon and I am sending our sincere Easter wishes to you and as always I am thinking about your precious health . Please drop me a line if you can dear friend and let me know how you are feeling .....lake erie time 12:29pm canada


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B. A. Williams 3 years ago from USA Author

Epi thanks so much for the Easter wishes, this hasn't been one of my better days health wise but it has been pleasant never the less. Hope you and the kitties were spoiled with a great dinner and sunshine.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Hello my dear Miss B - it was so nice to see you on my page the last couple of days and that always makes me happy to see you.

Naturally I am here to ask you about your precious health and how your mood is too because I know when I am not feeling good I can get down in the dumps too. I am sending to you my most sincere warm wishes from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel who are both outside right now as we are enjoying a new spring season together and I am having a cup of coffee after night shift sleep at lake erie time 10:38am Please send me a little note if you can and let me know how you are feeling as I am always happy to hear from you


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi BB Williams... well written and I loved the way you have brought epigramman into light for many to search out.

Hugs from Canada


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B. A. Williams 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks Rolly epi should be brought to light. I keep encouraging him to write a book of his poems.

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