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Black and White Tapestry

Written by
Fred Cogswell

79 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888879172
$14.95 CA

79 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780888879158
$25.95 CA

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About the Book One Day I Returned

One day I returned to the place
Where we last saw each other.
It had changed so much that only
The street-sign told me where I was,
And where the house she lived in once stood
A brand-new supermarket stands.

As for the matter that made up me,
Not one particle of it remained.
The eyes that saw, the ears that heard,
The flesh that touched were otherwhere,
And the cells that replace them
Had come from quite different pasts.

Despite all this, nothing that once was
Had altered. I had but to close my eyes
To see her, as sharp and clear
As when alive - as for touch and voice,
Tied to an immaterial chain
Of memory she had not let go.

Copyright © by Borealis Press Ltd. and Fred Cogswell, 1989 - 2001.

About the Author Fred Cogswell
Recently awarded the Alden Nowlan Award for excellence in English-language literature by the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, Fred Cogswell is widely known as once editor of The Fiddlehead and publisher of Fiddlehead Poetry Books, as a leading Canadian Poet and critic, and as a translator, including The Complete Poems of Emile Nelligan. His own poetry has been much published and translated abroad.

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