Home #Blue Nib Issues Issue 39 | Sept 2019 | Isobel Cunningham. Summer On The Canadian Shield

Isobel Cunningham. Summer On The Canadian Shield

SUMMER ON THE CANADIAN SHIELD Broad rock beneath your house the reclining body of a woman. How many eons  of heat and pressure formed her raised veins? Here and there tufts of wild grasses have taken root. Soft patches of moss, dark green jade and silvery grey lichen sit as jewels on her skin. Grass around the house yellow after many scorching days. Countless rustling birch leaves whisper  with the hot breeze of afternoon. In the ditch sloping down from the farmer’s field green grass...

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