Poetry Advent Calendar Day 23

On the 23rd day of our poetic journey, we present another poem from Robert Hilles’ collection Shimmer. “Sugar Sandwiches” is a reminder to us all to practice gratitude for the things we have today. Sugar Sandwiches   When I was a boy Sometimes between paydays There wasn’t anything to eat But sugar sandwiches Which consisted of... Read more »

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Poetry Advent Calendar Day 20

Robert Hilles returns with another poem from his collection Shimmer. “65 Winters” reminds us of the strength love has to survive. 65 Winters I remember as a boy going to the woodshed Behind the house in winter To get more chopped slabs for the stove Winters seemed longer then And I wasn’t old enough yet For... Read more »

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Poetry Advent Calendar Day 12

Today’s feature is a poem by Robert Hilles from his collection of love poems Shimmer. “Organic Love” hearkens back to warm summer months and reminds us of those tender moments. Organic Love Love is made of soil Clay, wind, rock, and bone The way an apple Rounds and ripens to pulp and juice So love ripens... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Robert Hilles

Would you believe we’re in week four of National Poetry Month already? This week brings us an interview with Robert Hilles, a long time Black Moss Poet and past recipient of the Governor General’s award for Cantos from a Small Room. Robert’s poetry focuses on capturing the quiet moments of life, his writing style is lyric... Read more »

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