Wednesday, December 1, 2021





Gratitude For Our Sight




See with me

the difference


between a crow

landing on a branch


and the breeze

entertaining another


in the same tree.


Thank you!


No New Cases Today

for Victor 

As I wait and watch for the crows

hearing the distant periodic cawing

a kind of group ruckus the trees hide.


During those moments of seeking

a tiny plane

drops its roving shadow,

growing larger and longer

moving through the neighbourhood

like some kind of reminder

I see as a spotlight.


A darkened circle ready to reveal

the breakthrough to bring about

the beginning of a cure,

exactly where and when it will be found.



I know the mailman

any where

I see him.


And better yet

he knows me

on any street too.


We speak not

about mail

but the skiing trip

he and his family

are soon to include.


We are men today.


I tell him about

the crow families,

how I too leave

something for them.


There is laughter

we share,

both knowing now

our preference to avoid

what may be

our differences,


packages left,

some like bills

or some like

those worth

waiting for.

Roost In The Twilight


As February

whitens a morning trek

each unmated caw

comes from an elevation

where, if I could understand it,

I may then know

the many flavours

of a snowflake.




CHAD NORMAN lives beside the high-tides of the Bay of Fundy, Truro, Nova Scotia. He has given talks and readings in Denmark, Sweden, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, America, and across Canada. His poems appear in publications around the world and have been translated into Danish, Albanian, Romanian, Turkish, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Czech, and Polish. His collections are Selected & New Poems (Mosaic Press), and Squall: Poems In The Voice Of Mary Shelley (Guernica Editions). And Simona: A Celebration of the S.P.C.A. came out early 2021 from Cyberwit.Net (India).

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