Wednesday, January 26, 2011

For the Artists of Barrie - A poem by Bruce Meyer, the City of Barrie's Poet Laureate

The Artists

   For the Artists of Barrie

Let us craft a city –
give it all our gifts,
stuff of dreams and legends
and faces of our people.

Let us imagine
moorings of light in Venice,
boulevards of a reborn Paris,
or a harborscape like Stockholm.

Does its raw clay sing to you
and fill you with ideas,
avenues where stars are born,
and summer afternoons a sculpture?

Would it be as real in winter
when snow falls as a blanket
with silence to let you dream
and its words become a book?

Speak volumes for what you love.
You are the story of this place,
the narrative of every footprint
your journeys have yet to map.

Bruce Meyer

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