Murray – Canoe Respite

Canoe Respite  

Imposing granite monoliths
hug a rocky shoreline
smoothed by erosive power.
Canoeists stroke in rhythm
over verdant waters
clear to pre-Cambrian depths.

Soul – driven to reach inward
scratch the surface of the heart
compelled to create, respond
to forests and solitary pines
braving the elements.

Ink to paper, oil to canvas
Atwood, Varley, Mowat.
This scenic primordial wonder
drove Thomson and the Seven
venture to undiscovered landscapes
create expansive, distinct art
overpowering in simplicity.

Urban heart lightened
imagination refreshed
as diamond-beaded loons
dart and dive.

 

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