Hyaena Season

Hyaena Season

by Richard Osler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988254241
Publisher: Quattro Books
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Richard Osler lives in Duncan on Vancouver Island where he is preoccupied on a full-time basis as a poet, workshop leader and blogger. For many years he was a national business columnist on CBC radio and was a specialty money manager through his firm, Aequanimitas Inc. His poems have been published in journals in the U.S and Canada and his poetry chapbook Where the Water Lives was published in 2012.

Table of Contents

Baptism 9

I My Father's Knives

Bog Angel 15

Not a Bible Story 16

War Wounds 17

Father and Son 20

Plane Truths 21

Fisher King 22

Country of the Hunter's Moon 24

Down to Dark and Deeper 26

Her father's wartime portrait 27

His Father's Grave 28

A Debt Repaid 29

II What He Doesn't Know

What the Eye Cannot See 33

Rights and Wrongs 38

That Colour 39

Long Way Home 40

Sore Afraid 43

Lost Inside Henry VIII's Chapel 45

Weather Report 46

On the Twentieth Wedding Anniversary - A Meditation Beside the Sahsh Sea 48

What I Want 49

Her Mother's Death 50

A Month Before She Left 51

A Geologist Recites Stratigraphies: The Way of a Marriage 52

Obsidian 53

Two Poets Divorce 54

Hyaena Season 55

The Danger Tree 56

A Poem's Third Eye - He Longs for a Black Woman in His Poem and Meets Her Three Months Later 57

III Lucky Season

Through a Bazaar Window in Istanbul 61

All Africa In Us 62

Arrested 64

Travelogue 65

Optical Illusions 67

Angel of Refugees 68

Kigali Genocide Memorial - Rwanda 69

Strange Batons 70

Aspects of Heaven 71

What's a Gun? 72

Now I Am Eight 73

Thinking of Pornography - Response to an E-mail from Patricia, Nurse-in-Training, former Sex Slave in the Lord's Resistance Amy 74

Misfortunates 75

Lucky Season 76

Twibuke 77

The Hill of Kayumba - Innocent's Lament 79

IV Red Petals

Spider Old-Woman at Spider Rock 83

What the Ears Hear 84

Thy Kingdom Come 85

Thanksgiving Prayer at Sixty-Two 86

Stolen Letters 87

Walking the Labyrinth - Early Days of Her Recovery 88

Coming Back to Her House 90

A Song for His Father 91

The Trouble a Poet Is 92

A Metaphor 93

Reading and Writing in Bed at Night 94

Ex-Lover Blues 95

Coming at It Slant 96

Last Day 97

Winter Web 98

Daffodils 99

His Mother's Flowers I 100

Cherish This World 102

His Mother's Flowers II 103

Adaptation 104

Notes 109

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