I am so proud to add this Georgian Bay Project winner “Rose Quartz,” featuring my son Gabe Flaherty’s music and sound, and my friend Mark Korven’s filming and editing. It features sunset at Harold’s Point, Killbear Park, a place close to my heart.
Veins of Canadian Shield
cut through sedimentary rock—
streaks of sparkle
in a ridge of rock.
The white pines hold their ground;
their tenacious roots grip coastal crags
as gulls lift their piercing cries
whisking away cirrus clouds.
Pink quartz, not white
as chickadee bib or bulrush pulp,
but a flush in a harsh landscape,
a bit of rose in rock’s hard history.
These poems on my website, “Canoe,” “Rose Quartz” and “Jack Pine”, are all in my upcoming book, “Titch,” and were winners of the 2018 King Foundation Georgian Bay Project.