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hartland

Joe Blades
From:   River Suite. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 1998.


eagle circling above
longest covered bridge
yellow tour bus

          yankees crossing on foot
          through clapboard darkness
          overrun tourist bureau

                    parents and i
                    wait on eastern shore
                    cameras in hand

                              union jack  canadian
                              new brunswick flags limp
                              windless hot air

                                        honour in the grass
                                        wing feather from raptor
                                        circling overhead


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