Poetic Pieces

A Selection of Short Poetry

by Patricia Miller, Writer. Poet. Coordinator.

DOCK AT DUSK, LAKE KASHAGAWIGAMOGclearpond_dusk
 
An opal shell and a golden star
The spotted loon that breaks the mirrored still
Floating across a navy water pane
Calling for a mate, longing –
These are solitudes that
Ripple through the core
Unveiling the wonder of simplicity.
***
SUNSET BY DIAMOND HEADburning torch
Night fly
Flittering near my rum
Torches
Burning like the sun
Old man
Beating on the drum
Dancer
Swirling top and bum
Oahu –
              Isle of surf and fun!
***
garbage bagLOVERS PARTING
 
Malice burrows
In your boorish heart
Finding safe haven there
Frolicking against rank walls
As you dump my love
Like a no name
Green trash bag.
***
Patricia MillerPatricia Miller earned a BA in Social Sciences from UWO, and a Recreation diploma from Centennial College, before studying Creative Writing at Durham College. Patricia is a Coordinator who enjoys snowboarding. Her work has appeared in The Toronto Star, The Toronto Quarterly, The Era Banner, and Anthology From the Cottage Porch by Sunshine in a Jar Press. In 2012, she penned her first novel The Mausoleum Road Affair. Her story Catching Snowflakes will be included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: O Canada The Wonders of Winter available in bookstores November 5, 2013. Patricia is Founder and Chair of the BWG Writers’ Circle, and a member of WCDR and WCYR.
Follow her on Twitter @PatriciaMWriter
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2 replies

  1. When I finished reading the first poem, I thought, “this sounds like Patricia’s writing” and when I finished reading and saw Patricia’s name I couldn’t believe I was actually right. Patricia, you definitely have captured your “voice”. Melissa, glad Patricia was featured. 🙂

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