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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 4, December 2016


Guy Simser
Kanata, Ontario, Canada

To Our Village-home Buyer

Arrivistes, please do sweep gently here, for you will be sweeping up entwined stories long spun. Stories of families born over years, one by one. Stories of joy and faith, many with trepidation; and some of anger knotted which if brusquely swept will be quickly undone; and even some, with tears held back years, perhaps again begun.

Arrivistes, please sweep our home gently with care, then happily dance to lovemaking and pride in your village; this village where we founded by chance, our family in a vintage setting. For as with us, time will whisk you too into dust. So yes, link your life here to the love loops of your village but do please sweep gently, for are we not all one?

The plump robin
on the tree branch
a beak stuffed with tufts



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