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Speaking of Poems Chooses Babstock

By Tightrope Books | March 29th, 2010 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Speaking of Poems chose a poem from The Best Canadian Poetry in English as a favourite poem from 2009: “Autumn News from the Donkey Sanctuary” by Ken Babstock.


Autumn News from the Donkey Sanctuary

Cargo has let down
her hair a little and stopped pushing
Pliny the Elder on

the volunteer labour
During summer it was all Pliny the Elder,
Pliny the Elder, Pliny

the – she’d cease only
for scotch thistle, stale Cheerios, or to reflect
flitty cabbage moths


Read the rest of this awesome poem here.

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