poetry and prose about place

a glimpse of dragons

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This year, I am continuing to gather my various poems into categories for publication. I intend to publish three books of poetry in the ‘a glimpse of…’ series.

So far, I have published ‘a glimpse of water fall,’ a collection of poems about waterfalls and the way lives can sometimes take a ‘downwards’ turn. In 2012, the manuscript for a glimpse of waterfall won Honorable Mention in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s competition for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize.

Next year, I will publish ‘a glimpse of sickle moon,’ poems journeying through the various seasons of the year. In 2020, the manuscript for a glimpse of sickle moon won Third Prize in the Bailey competition.

Later this fall, I will publish ‘a glimpse of dragons.’ This poetry collection is about the mysterious events in my life that take imaginative reasoning to understand. The title comes from the idea, in the Dark Ages, that unexplainable celestial events were the actions of dragon-kind.

I have gathered six types of poems into this collection and I illustrate many of the poems.

1. those ordinary things in my life that seem imbued with magic;

2. my ‘observations’ of dragons;

3. unexplainable events in my life that would fall into the category of ghost stories;

4. my encounters with magical people;

5. poems about my deep appreciation of sky and the awe that accompanies trying to understand the reality of space;

6. a tribute to the crow, an animal I feel kin to, and the dark women I associate with crow-kind.


The poetry book ‘a glimpse of dragons’ will be published by kdp and available in paperback on Amazon in December. The book will also be available from Westminster Books in Fredericton.


Take care in these days of pandemic,

all my best,


Written by jane tims

November 10, 2021 at 2:07 pm

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  1. Dear Jane, I look forward to the new books!

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    Ellen Grace Olinger

    November 11, 2021 at 11:41 am

    • Thanks Ellen.


      jane tims

      November 12, 2021 at 8:48 pm

      • I also bought Meniscus: Crossing The Churn awhile ago. This series is on my list as well. Sometimes I stay with a few poems, and sometimes I can read more, Thank you.

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        Ellen Grace Olinger

        November 13, 2021 at 8:31 am

      • I hope you enjoy Crossing the Churn. It was fun to write. Let me know what you think.


        jane tims

        November 13, 2021 at 3:40 pm

  2. Hi Jane. This sounds wonderful. 🙂



    November 11, 2021 at 7:58 am

  3. Love the drawings, Jane.

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    Jane Fritz

    November 10, 2021 at 5:13 pm

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