Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dan Hedges - One Poem

Carry the Spirit Forth

Out among the ptarmigan,
we debunk attention from the
moustachial stripe.  Suddenly,
the mind goes blurry and with
shifting abstraction, pixels
shift to Hyocinth MaCaw, 
dizzying the mental storm, and
allowing for moments of Albatross
to enter the visual pitch. 
In our sublime encounters with
field-guide aesthetics, we carry
the spirit forth.

Dan Hedges currently teaches English in the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board of Quebec.  He has also taught literature at Sedbergh School, and the Celtic International School.  His degrees are from Trent University and Queen's University.  He has lived various international locales, including Spain and Mexico.  His poems and flash fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Monarch Review, Haggard and Halloo Publications, Wildflower Magazine,  Mad Swirl, The Journal, Undertow Magazine, Poetic Diversity Quarterly , Wilderness House Literary Review, Blink Ink, The Kenning Journal, and others. His Ojibway name is Kakagiwe Biness.

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