Thursday, November 07, 2013



 "What's best for us, the reader, would be more poems, more of Linda Crosfield's wise and entertaining voice."

Much excitement today. Michael Dennis reviewed my chapbook, What's Best For Us on his blog. You can read it here. It's the no-two-covers-the-same chapbook I put together for the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival in July, which I blogged about here. The last few copies are at the Kootenay Gallery of Art in Castlegar. A good reason to visit!

I've always loved this poem by Thomas Hood and think of it every year when November rolls around. Today in Ootishchenia we're getting our first real taste of snow. The ground is slowly getting covered and branches are starting to look weighed down. 


No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -

 That, and getting to look out your window and seeing this little fellow, checking out the acorns.

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