poetry and prose about place

writing weekend

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This weekend, I will be attending WordSpringWordSpring is the annual spring meeting and workshop of the New Brunswick Writers’ Federation.  I will be reading some of the poetry from my ‘harvesting colour’ manuscript and I will get another eye on part of my novel at a Blue Pencil Café.


Preparations for the weekend made me think of a poem I wrote after the workshop in Saint Andrews a few years ago …



October 9, 2011 ‘Moon through the trees’ Jane Tims



on a windy night

in Saint Andrews, a toad

hop-toddies across the road,



and on Prince of Wales, a deer

pauses on the sidewalk, stares

up the hill, and I hesitate

before driving on


in the Algonquin, a light

switches on, in the room I know is mine

and a couple huddles on the open porch,

and leaves, mottled, skid

along the street



Copyright  2014  Jane  Tims

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  1. The moon and bare tree branches, two of my favorite things – your drawing is spellbinding, Jane! Wishing you a wonderful and inspiring weekend at your writing workshop…


    Barbara Rodgers

    June 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm

  2. You do such a wonderful job of capturing image and mood in your poems. I’m looking forward to hearing you read and to catching up again. Carol


    Carol Steel

    June 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

    • Hi Carol. I hope you will be reading your winning poem!!!! See you soon. Jane


      jane tims

      June 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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