book view #2

Posted by Daniela Elza on May 20 2020

John Vissers, reading the broken boat in Abbotsford, BC, says:

“These poems follow me through my days, sometimes prodding, sometimes pulling me from gut punch to epiphany:

“I stand on these stairs exhausted liturgical unsure—
was it up / or was it down / we were going?”

Then they sit beside me on a river bank, like Rumi might have:

“today I wrote myself / and ceased to be the writer / emerged with /
how completely the act consumes me clean /
and the light still fools me into singing”

Like the biblical Job, we too lament our losses, ecological, spiritual and relational:
“and I don’t know if your arms ever were /
outstretched or intended to catch me.

This book is a four-dimensional tapestry, warp and weft of past and present. These poems hold on to each other, weave subtle unexpected threads,
stitching me back to myself and my own experiences.”

Thank you John! What an honour to be places in the same space on the riverbank with Rumi.

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