Venus Hanging by Lesley Strutt
As if the world were a ledge to jump off – leap
into space indigo and swim in all that blue
to the one light hanging
I stroke with your brush through dark cerulean –
your water world gone sky
What colour hope? dipping, feathery sweeps and stroke
stroke to tomorrow in the plum and ultramarine
waves of concord
Venus hanging – the one light you reach toward
Lesley Strutt is Merrickville poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, blogger and professor. Her ancestral roots are Irish and she is a descendant of the Bard of Bytown - William Pitman Lett. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies, journals and e-zines. She recently edited If There is Somewhere to Go, the third collection of open reading poems published in the Living Archives series of the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets, for which Susan McMaster was consulting editor.
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