Moving Waters: Poems and Short Stories

Moving Waters: Poems and Short Stories

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Overview

Canadian poet, John Ambury's first collection of poems and short stories. Musings, memoires, life experiences, sonnets, haiku, senryu, wabi sabi, zatsuyou, philosophical, metaphysical, spiritual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926926636
Publisher: In Our Words Inc.
Publication date: 05/18/2016
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

John Ambury, a prize-winning poet in high school, returned to creative writing in 2009 after a hiatus of more than 50 years. His output is eclectic: by turns experiential and existential, descriptive and interpretive, philosophical and whimsical. While always thoughtful, it is accessible rather than obscure. In form it ranges from Elizabethan sonnets through rhyming couplets, linked rhyme and haiku to free verse (currently his form of choice). He is experimenting with short story writing. His poems have been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals; this is his first solo collection.
John is associated with The Ontario Poetry Society (Executive), the Writers and Editors Network (former Board member), the League of Canadian Poets (Associate), the Canadian Federation of Poets, the Courtneypark Literary Circle, the Oakville Literary Alliance (Lit Café), and 100,000 Poets for Change (former Committee member). He is a frequent reader at Ontario poetry events, from London to Oakville to Oshawa. He freelances as a proofreader, editor and book reviewer, and has been a poetry contest judge.
A retired printing ink technician, technical writer, and chemical sales representative, John holds a Professional Grade in the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association. He is currently (as well as a writer) a small-business owner, a travelling technical speaker, a part-time professional actor, and an enthusiastic amateur curler.
John is a native of Alberta, a former Kingstonian, and a long-time resident of Toronto.

Cheryl Antao-Xavier has over 25 years' experience in proofreading and editing poetry, fiction and non-fiction. She has worked as proofreader for Maclean Hunter Printing; editor with Carswell legal publishers, Oxford University Press, CNIB, and In Our Words Inc. She proofreads and edits on a freelance basis online, and can be reached at inourwords@bell.net.

Table of Contents

The Poet In Love ................................................................13
Blue Curves ........................................................................14
Love, 3 .................................................................................15
Moving Waters ..................................................................16
Love at First Sight ..............................................................18
Passion's Fire ......................................................................19
Over It .................................................................................20
Running Away ...................................................................22 Strong..................................................................................23
That I Can Give ................................................................24 Touches ...............................................................................25
With Reckless Hearts .......................................................26
Your Rock ...........................................................................27
The Metaphorical Poet ......................................................29 Lacunae ..............................................................................30 Civilization .........................................................................31
Judging Poetry ...................................................................32
Girl in The Subway ............................................................34 Poet .....................................................................................35 Quest ...................................................................................36
Teepee Woman ..................................................................37
The Last Day ......................................................................38
The Poets: B. P. ...................................................................39
Trial By Fire ......................................................................40
To A Lump Of Coal ..........................................................42
Trinity: The Great Oak .....................................................43
Variations on a Theme by Robert Frost ........................44
The Quirky Poet .................................................................45 Bees .....................................................................................46
Buddy, Can You Paradigm? .............................................47
Canada Post Blues .............................................................48
"Für Elise" ..........................................................................50
It's Handy............................................................................51
Tomcat, One ......................................................................52
Tomcat, Two 54
Ode To A Fear-Mongering Tree-Hugger 56
The Random Poet 57
Brothers By Chance 58
Ice Storm 60
Layers, Subconscious 62
Disney Lied 64
My Path 65
Raven 66
Root Beer Days 67
Scene with Birches 68
Sidewalk Artist 69
Smog Alert, Toronto 70
The Guru 72
Spring on the Pond 74
he Seventeen-Syllable Poet (Haiku, Senryu) 75
Finding the Art 76
Wabi Sabi 78
Nature and Ecology 80
Love and desire 82
Zatsuyou (miscellaneous) 83
The Prose Poet 85
Brothers in Arms
Chaudhury's Concept
Last of the Ploughmen
Like It Was on Tracks
The Boulevard
About the Author

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