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Auction 45 card parties

The Star of the Sea Seniors' Club hosts weekly Auction 45 card parties on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm. It in [ ... ]

this town is small Residencies

Ashley Anne Clark and Jared Perry are the two jury-selected artists for the inaugural year of the Pa [ ... ]

Curated by Judy Gaudet

Geese

Brudenell, PEI Nov 27

Beyond the south-faced river windows
the deck sits damp, a skim of pocked ice
melts softly from its Wolmanized floor.
Yesterday’s expanse of snow-laden lawn
reclaims its pale green garb of faded summer:
cupped pale leaves strewn like pie-crust shells
unraked remnants of the autumnal décor,
the reds and yellows of drowsy maple and aspen
strewn here and there, knots on an antique quilt.
Now skeletal, arms like posing ballerinas,
the trees alert and naked in this winter thaw
profiled against a silken haze that hides
away the world beyond the lawn’s horizon,
I sit at our table, lost in Follett’s Whiteout,
sip comfortably on the day’s best cup of tea
when sudden telltale honks of fleeing geese
left to right, east to west, sound their approach.
I raise my eyes above the trees to watch…
instead like strafing fighter jets they swoop,
dark shapes skim by in a grey soup dawn
at the earth’s edge where water ought to flow,
ghosts pierce the murky morning river fog.
They pass, explode upon my absent-minded calm.
then fade like a million unspoken memories.

—Hugh MacDonald from This is A Love Song, Black Moss Press, 2011.

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

Cool Moon

Cross-cultural Arts Festival September–November
Various locations The main stage of Confederation [ ... ]

Miracle Man

Tomáš Kubínek brings his unique show to Summerside October 3
Harbourfront Theatre Get ready for  [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Festival

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

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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 [ ... ]