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The Guardian & Wishes

By Huguette Bertrand

The Guardian

Lonesome
this woman moves along
in the grayness of a city
carries within
a strange happiness
she walks

she walks between rumors
shakes the ashes of sleeping bodies
spreads clay words
she is the guardian

guardian of unpublished instants
buried in the night
strolling between rocks
she blows

she blows on embers
freeing old days silences
reviving the memory of this deserted city

 


Wishes

Break all the walls down
to let the flowers grow
and all the trees also
fragrance and shade
will radiate the whole landscape
of the wounded minds
laying on the canvas
of dusty times

Let's take the bricks of walls
to build houses
leaving open
smiling doors
to enjoy the wind blowing
enchanted words
wrapped in the light
of good wishes

 

Huguette Bertrand is an international French-Canadian poet, editor and digital artist, born in Sherbrooke (Québec), Canada. She has been writing and editing French poetry for 37 years and has published 38 poetry books some of them with artist’s artworks. Her poems were published in many international journals and anthologies and translated in multi languages. Besides her publications, she participated to poetry readings, book shows, art exhibitions of her poetry paired with artworks in Québec, France and Norway, gave workshops in Quebec and France.

http://www.espacepoetique.com

https://www.facebook.com/huguette.bertrand.9

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