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Montague mental health clinic

A new mental health walk-in clinic in Montague at the Community Mental Health Office (126 Douses Rd) [ ... ]

Family Home Centres

Capital grants of up to $15,000 are available to Family Home Centres which are licensed early childh [ ... ]

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

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Credit Union Music PEI Week 2019

Awards Gala, concerts, shows, parties and more January 23–27
Charlottetown Credit Union Music PEI [ ... ]

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

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Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]