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Three Poems of Western Canada

Updated on December 21, 2016

Lone Moose in Boreal Forest

Three Poems of Canada


Winds of Alberta

Windy gusts brush

through the miles

on end of wheat,

and green-white grasses

bend in waves that

ripple west from Banff

where ancient spirits

hold dominion.


Lone Inuit

Lone inuit intuits

just where muskoxen

roam on frozen tundra

not far from home.

as he kneels in snow

to let is arrow go

and hit between two

chest bones as beast

falls prey making his day.


Oh Canada!

Varied provinces bend

to polar unity;

dollar plates of fish

and chips in Calgary,

one nickle bags of dried

seaweed in Corner Brook,

and chickpea soup in

heart of French Sherbrooke,

Victorian gardens lush

with B.C. ferns and flowers--

yet carvings all the way

from Hudson Bay

draw the mind to

northern white ice floes,

and copper faced,

bone-goggled Eskimos.


Readers interested in exploring poems written by Canadians should refer to Carmine Starnino's New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry (2006).Readers may well be interested in my collection of poems Canada and Beyond, an Amazon Kindle book.


Western Canada

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      Richard Francis Fleck 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Hi Rebecca, Thanks for your comment--I guess I meant more geographically--how Canada is much wider at U.S. border than it is in polar regions---but cultural unity would be terrific also.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      love this poem, great work, and well done, and yes all true... except teh unity part, we have to worka bit on that one!... Stumbling this for traffic blessings.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Glad you got to Canada, Hello,hello

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Gosh, that was beautiful. I really enjoyed reading these. It is so descriptive I felt I was there.