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Monday's Poem

© 2009 Allan Brown

Powell River poet Allan Brown has had work on the Monday's Poem site since 2004. "Sea Light" is from his twentieth volume, an on-line chapbook titled Sentences, from Coracle Press of Montreal.

"I've borrowed the title from the description of Victoria that appears in Alice Munro's story "The Albanian Virgin."

Link to the chapbook at Coracle is here.

Sea Light

           for Alice Munro

The dream can be ordinary enough:
two cats prowling each their corner
of the garden, the slush of something
caught and holding in the eavestrough
while the rain.

                          It is necessary
that everything be included,
each word dividing at
the expected place,
looking before and after
a loose forgetting of streets
in that sea light contained,
and here the familiar walking.