Gary Barwin | QUICKNESS



let there be bears
when you need bears

and quickness
like with rocks

something that says


let there be quickness
like with bears

let the past arrive
when you need sky

like a wrist
let the future


let the bears
let the quickness

let the rocks
the sky

let the wrists
like leaves

like the future
let the bears

Author’s Bio

GARY BARWIN is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator, and the author of 17 books of poetry and fiction, including Moon Baboon Canoe (Mansfield Press, 2014). He will be Writer-in-Residence at Western University in 2014-2015. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at