This poem is taken from Stand 219, 16(3) August - September 2018.

Sean Howard Two Poems
Poetic Outcrops

(from
Geology of Nova Scotia, by Martha Hickman Hild & Sandra Barr)

1. Arisaig Point


‘Oneness’ – form a
           rift! (Mother braid-
                     ing…) Shale hor-

izon.
Modern religion: the
           lava cathedral. (The
                     empty light

house.) Swathe, signs of
           the Cross... (Bible, red
                     honey?) ‘Hard

rain’ – vivid part-
          icles in a glowing
                     Cloud.
(Beach,

cobbled words…)
           Face of God?
                     Molten
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