Apparently, cardinals are messengers. Here is the message I imagine this one to be carrying:


– Glen Hartle

Shadows fill the breeze,
Tempting me with a sultry
Essence of the possible.

These envoys of the horizon,
Temptations in my …

One of today’s “on this day” is a submission to the Ontario Poetry Society for 2 separate contests. A few snippets are here.

The process as a whole was … impersonal. I sent hand-addressed envelops with hand-written openings and …

With every word unspoken
and every dream unrealized
and every hope unfulfilled
and every path untaken
and every leaf unturned
and every love unlived
I increase the risk of allowing
the future to rewrite my story
and otherwise erase
my …