Saturday, November 05, 2005

Adventure in Ontario

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We had a wonderful time in Ontario, lots of hard wood autumn leaves (something we miss in our life by the sea), lots of freinds and family. Many gifts, many surprises and a lot of joy. Photos can be found here.

"Presents"
By Norman MacCaig

I give you an emptiness,

I give you a plenitude,

unwrap them carefully.

-one's as fragile as the other-

and when you thank me

I'll pretend not to notice the doubt in your voice

when you say they're just what you wanted.

Put them on the table by your bed.

When you wake in the morning

they'll have gone through the door of sleep

into your head. Wherever you go

they'll go with you and

wherever you are you'll wonder,

smiling about the fullness

you can't add to and the emptiness

that you can fill.

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Thank you, Maureen, for being there and for the wonderful poetry and art work in every corner of your house!

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