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Carol Jenkins
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Poems Flourishing in Polished French - Invitation to Take a Seat
Here we have two types of chairs to sit and read in, same but different, so please get comfy and open up this link to Recours au poeme, and read away - in English or French.  The translations of these eight poems by Marilyne Bertoncini, poet and translator,...

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The Soft Soap or No Words LIke Snow Words
Contemplating  Jasper's Sno-Dome Cafe's Soap Center, that neat central caesura suggests a soft peach for each who enter  laundry bags, often so dry each cap leaps. And all  this sibilant silliness before one starts on anagrams: so much fun with words when ...

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Cat's Play: Slips in the Perceptual Field
Am I above cat post? No, the transcription errors in this s here, with lines of colour filched, I think,  from the garden, might be a  model for  interference in the perceptual field, and naturally makes me wonder how different is a  cat's perception of the...

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Winging It - Christmas Decs
For several years I've made a Christmas installation, this one, which is two wings ( see below) is fixed to the front door (yellow ain't it?) and is an anti-wreath of sorts, a signal that we are taking off to summer holidays. The wing is modeled on the wing...

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Tickled Pink - The Roseate Lane
Walking down to Gas Town, downtown Vancouver has its quirks, this pink and lemon lane, like a left over film set, or field in a pollen powder pinkness - here I am imaging how a  bee might see it, it intrigues.   Advantage Vancouver, play on.

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Rock Legs - Seat Yourself by the Bow River
Walking alongside the fast-talking the Bow River, near Lake Louise, there are plenty of invitations to contemplation, this bench, collegiality long, though shy on legs, being one. There are others too, demonstrating, Alberta's fine sense of make-do, their o...

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Canada-ing: Maple de Jour
  This water colour sketch is at best a palimpest, a pale imposter of the leaf itself.  A fall from grace, one might say, a ghost of form. A fey imposter.  

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The Larder Spruce or Squirrelling Away
The first found  neatly place mushroom is a puzzle, the second, slightly higher is a clue.  The answer is squirrels, their thoughtful and perfectly poised provisions seem seem to be both a food guide to the wild mushrooms and a map of their territory, and  ...

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Deer Me
As a rule I am anti-selfie, their is enough narcissism in the world already, but after seeing the lovely collisions of window and street at the current Harry Callahan exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and coming across the deer, well, dear me, who wo...

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Afternoon's Reversal of Morning's Clouds
Lake Louise, Alberta, the snow capped peaks, the kind of scenery  that gives grandstands, start off the day a little coy, cloud-hidden, perhaps ascending forever. Late afternoon the cloud chapeau drops to show off the mountains' considerable decolletage.
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