Writing

March 28, 2018

Ghost Railway A red-winged blackbird trills by the ghost railway bed. The memory of a train whistle ricochets off clouds ballooning and blackening into thunderheads, like belching coal smoke as the bird perches in wind-washed rushes and chants for a mate. * The distance between you and me surges like a brook in spring, too […]

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I come from a line of women

March 26, 2018

Inheritance I come from a line of women with cotton house dresses, bibbed aprons, flour and butter on their hands, the smell of vanilla as they smudged kisses on my cheek. I stood in the playpen, watched Winifred turn fruit into jam, Ruby cut shortening into pastry, Matilda’s belly push tight against her apron. I […]

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The Home Place

March 26, 2018

The Home Place Nothing captures the history of this farm, no stump fences or tree lines to shape a past life, a family home dismantled. The squared logs were marked and sold,   the veranda and summer kitchen burned, foundation stones and well bulldozed, pines cut, lilacs and apple trees slashed. Nothing marks the spot […]

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The Icy Path

September 7, 2015

  The Icy Path, is posted on the League of Canadian Poets blog at: http://lcpnationalpoetrymonth2011.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/christine-smart-salt-spring-island-bc-lcp-member-since-2006/

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Decked and Dancing: Poems, sale price $10 plus postage, please contact me.

April 4, 2012
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by Christine Smart (2006) 
$16.95 (paperback) The sixty-four poems in this first collection from Christine Smart are intimate and sensual, often profound yet always accessible. Some written in sensuous prose, others in a variety of image-rich verse forms, they speak of desire, love and longing, life and death, the beauty and evanescence of a natural […]

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Coming Home

April 3, 2012
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“What is an island, a point of land surrounded by water, or a man and a woman surrounded by their world? What does it mean to come home to an island- the core of  “Coming Home“. Brian Brett “This is a wonderful collection by five talented poets. Reading this book, one yearns for movement, for […]

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Apples Under the Bed: Recollections and Recipes from B.C. Writers and Artists

April 2, 2012
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This collection of original essays by B.C. writers and artists throws light on little-known aspects of their lives and creativity. Invited to reflect on how and when they learnt to cook, the authors responded in a variety of styles, some comic, some moving, all illuminating. The book will be welcomed by proponents of “slow food”: […]

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