Fathom 1989



Inside Cover



M.L. McConnell (3)
Roy McDonald (2)
Gina M. Beaton (2)
Rebecca Kniseer (3)
Rick Armstrong (2)
Vince Tinguely (2)
H.G. Prosser (5)
Jim Hoyle
Robert Bosch
Lisa Michelle Fiander (2)
Joe Blades (3)


Lisa Michelle Fiander



Do the Flowers Scream

Do the flowers scream
When the frost comes
On fire with cold
In the stone of the garden
Delicate shapes bound up in iron
Silk sucked dry
And swallowed down
The long hard throat of Autumn

In the morning light
Like a squeezed fruit
Soft heads come apart
I n the glue of old webs
Stiff backs bending
Old men stooping
For pennies on the sidewalk
Wait and always waiting
For the cold peace
Of the falling snow



The tulips are ten
And already frail
They bend in the wind
Like umbrellas blown
The sunlight shows the red
Of their veins
It seems to me
They are afraid.

How is it
I am reminded of you
Of the last day we walked in the hills
And you were tired
Your hair was thin
And lines showed about your eyes
As the wind bent you.


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