From the May Issue
Glory be to God for homely things—
For muddy boots and oil-stained dungarees;
For calloused hands that knead and scrub and hem;
Threadbare baby blankets; apron strings;
Those first attempts to write the ABCs;
And tone-deaf lullabies at 3 a.m.
All things modest, unassuming, rough;
Rag rugs, first drafts, eucalyptus trees;
Plain-spoken poems (foliage . . . leaf and stem);
They whelm the world in love. It’s not enough.
Catherine Chandler is a Canadian/US poet living in Saint-Lazare-de-Vaudreuil, Québec, and Punta del Este, Uruguay. Her poetry blog, The Wonderful Boat, cathychandler.blogspot.com, includes a complete bio, reviews, podcasts, a list of awards, and sample poems.