the day of the green

Posted by Daniela Elza on Dec 15 2012

The reading at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery was fun. I wrote four poems to the exhibit. I had about three days to work on them. Here I am reading at the gallery on Dec. 13, 2012.

[photo courtesy of Eva Waldauf]

One of the poems wanted to be about McLellan Park that is in danger of being sold for private development by Langley Council. Here is a previous post on the issue and on the Han Shan Project that Susan McCaslin started in order to lend support and bring more publicity to a place that should be protected not sold.

At the exhibit there were three panels titled the day of the yellow, the day of the red, and the day of the blue. So my poem begins with a painting that was not there. And where is the day of the green?…

The good news is that instead of making a decision on the 17th of December, Langley Council has postponed their decision till January 21st. So a little reprieve.

Here is some more media coverage.

Poets Rally in Last-Ditch Effort to Save Langley Forest
in TheEpochTimes.

Glen Valley forest’s fate undecided: Locals said the Township should preserve a forest, although it can’t raise the $3 million price. in the Langley Advance.

Writers hang poems in trees in bid to save Langley land parcel in The Globe and Mail.

Cherished-10-hectare McLellan Forest in Langley Township gets reprieve til Jan 21 in the MetroVanWatch

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