What the Badger Said
This Glossy Animal
My Daughter Imitates
A. Y. Jackson's
"Road to Baie St. Paul"
The Merton Lake Propers
Sunday Afternoon on the Island
of La Grande Jatte
The Black Car
Ill, I Walk the Old Railbed
on a Windy Day in March
A Note to My Poem
a long poem by CORNELIA HOOGLAND
publication date: November 2013
32 pp., thread bound, 5.75"x7.25"
ISBN # 978-0-9880819-7-0, $10
cover of St. Armand Canal, flyleaf of Thai Mango
original artwork by Howard Humchitt
A chewed stick. Wolf?
A snag of hair on a low branch.
We wonder how to read; what to ask.
We feel more confident about ravens
making easy loops above the pack,
accounting for its members and checking out
the latest kill. Picking clean the bones.
Our neck muscles get a workout. Up
is a new direction for us.
~ from Sea Level
Cornelia Hoogland has published six books of poetry. Sea Level is based on her nonfiction piece
that was a finalist for the 2012 CBC Literary Non-fiction Awards. Research for Sea Level took her to Bella Bella, B.C. to study Canada's grey wolves.
She lives on Hornby Island, B.C.