Susanna Moodie at Rest - SPOKEN

from by M.L.Holton - Canadian Poet

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    Spoken words of potent poetry by Canadian artist, M.L.Holton, parallels the narrative nuances of her personalized music.
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An early genteel pioneer, Susanna Moodie, wrote of her early years in Canada. Fast forward to 2017, what would she think? ... I wonder.


Susanna Moody at Rest

sitting beside this burning brick fire
I try to remember
my long long day
and all I can remember are
those noxious cars on that infernal highway and
that long messy smudge line of smog

I listen to Sibelius to regain Health & Balance

soon that musical genius of hot and cold love
whips up white caps of excitement that
slap me - wide awake
my, that man can ride those wild colts of emotion
like a rampaging red-blooded Roman
or a prancing patrician Olympian

(Did I suggest greco-roman? how politically outdated of me … )

I mean, of course, my old fire friend, he rides
those full bodied notes like a long-limbed prairie cowboy
free, fearless and far-ranging …
(But, to be sure, he ain’t no hacky lacky, no,
not this controlling Master
with a firm four-in-hand … galloping … )

Revived, I wonder, Is Meritocracy just Imperial Democracy?

I see history in these burning flames
sitting by this hot brick hearth

O’Canada, my old home and crumbling native land
where potent pines and aging oaks once graced this fine fair place
when meadow music-making was once as natural as breathing
when perfect split rail fences and symmetrical log cabins
were once born from our graceful hard-working slow body rhythms
What will become of thee?

I wonder


from CANADADA: TAKE TWO, released March 15, 2017
M.L.Holton - Poetry & Voice



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Self-taught, mid-career, award-winning artist, author & filmmaker from the Golden Horseshoe Region of Southern Ontario, Canadada.... In sum, a devoted advocate of 'Serious Fun'.

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