Editor’s Note: I don’t often receive poetry submissions but I am always pleased when I do. This piece is by local resident Anne Keller:
Lupine; blue/purple/pink, hardy and handy, wild beauty in the spring! Shows her strength best when Selkirk clouds bare their teeth. Green hills and ground, flat soil/everlasting, rolling towards edges, And extending to those trees, flowing up on horizon – both green/black then spare.
Connect with the stones which connect with the sky. Feathers above, float looking and searching. For what down below? Massive river of glass – cuts earth/rock, and forest – cuts vast/verdant valley. Molten snow, descends finally, to this warm elevation.
A jitter of flicker, sends telegraph to the world, Stands tall on street pole and proclaims his intent. Rose/garden, rose/light, falls soft on your mountain. Evening hush lights gently on this quiet road’s end.
Anne Keller is a ski guide and physical therapist assistant. She moved to Revelstoke full-time in May of 2011. She describes herself as an avid wordsmith who is inspired by the light and the natural world in her day-to-day experiences while living here.