Back to the green deeps of the outer bay
The red and amber currents glide and cringe,
Diminishing behind a luminous fringe
Of cream-white surf and wandering wraiths of spray.
Stealthily, in the old reluctant way,
The red flats are uncovered, mile on mile,
To glitter in the sun a golden while.
Far down the flats, a phantom sharply grey,
The herring weir emerges, quick with spoil.
Slowly the tide forsakes it. Then draws near,
Descending from the farm-house on the height,
A cart, with gaping tubs. The oxen toil
Sombrely o'er the level to the weir,
And drag a long black trail across the light.
Charles G.D. Roberts (1893) from Canadian Poetry: From the Beginnings through the First World War. Ed. Carole Gerson and Gwendolyn Davies. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1994.
POETIC BITES (EXCERPTS FROM RESEARCH ESSAYS)
ARTFUL FARE RESPONSES (RESPONSE TO ART WORK)
SHANE MCGOWAN (ENGLISH) is a mature undergraduate at KPU. He is nearing the completion of his BA with a minor in English. Shane works in post-secondary and enjoys writing, drawing and other artistic outlets.
BRIGITTE LEBLANC (ENGLISH) is in her second year of studying English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She hopes that someday she will be able to use her experience in literature, music, fine arts, and cooking in her own work.