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Island Nature Trust AGM

Island Nature Trust will hold its Annual General Meeting on September 26 beginning at 7 pm in the Ca [ ... ]

Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

Curated by Judy Gaudet

The Gentle Crocus Hones Green Blades of Rain

The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain
And whittles gaps in notes the small birds sing;
Out of silence we build our last refrain.

Melodies of youth are remembered strains
When the winter snows melt and flow in spring.
The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain.

The geese return, dark and raveling skeins
Falling down from skies string by tangled string.
Out of silence we build our last refrain.

A fiddle’s lament stills the nights again
As wasp and nettle barb and hook their stings.
The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain.

The days are gone when our bright bodies came
Together as a warm-toned bell ringing
Out of silence. We build our last refrain.

Some would tell you rage while the last light drains
From day. But night’s a black and perfect wing.
The gentle crocus hones green blades of rain.
Out of silence we build our last refrain.

—John MacKenzie, from John is the author or many books of poetry including Letters I Didn’t Write, Sledgehammer, and Shaken by Physics.

Island poet and avid poetry reader Judy Gaudet selects a poem by a PEI poet each month.
Judy's latest book is 
Conversation with Crows (Oberon,2014)

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Some Upcoming Events

The Charlottetown Film Festival

October 12–14
City Cinema The Charlottetown Film Society, dedicated to supporting film culture on  [ ... ]

Forage PEI

First annual food industry symposium in Charlottetown October 18 & 19
Various locations A new a [ ... ]

Pink Floyd tribute at Harbourfront

November 2
Harbourfront Theatre PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd will come to Harbourfront Theatre in Sum [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]