COX'S COVE CATHOUSE
Four felines ousted from a females house
In Cox's Cove, where they used to mouse.
The limit was passed and the SPCA aghast
Extracted the cats with the RCMP tasked -
To prevent any violence? -
- They took them away
And now they are needing a new place to stay.
Sleep sound knowing of policings good use,
Preventing cat crime or a puss on the loose.
July 01, 2017
Published in Western Star on July 13 - commenting on article on June 28 titled: "Joint SPCA/RCMP raid in Cox's Cove"
His lifes work, she often said, to summarize his mettle:
Was to wear a hole in covers on the sofa and the settle.
25 March, 2017
GREAT WILDERNESS CHALLENGE
Lavelle's the man that rang the bell
These thirty year, and more.
By rights, he should have ran as well
For flatter form before.
July 30, 2016
(An Ode to Armchair Birding)
Letter: Western Star, May 03, 2016
The dawn light moves the darkness.
And sunshine creeps down the trees.
Winter Birds perch and preen in treetops
Perusing the feeders below?
Sometimes passing in disdain?
To view neighbour offerings?
Oftentimes condescending to feed:
Finch, jay, sparrow, woodpecker,
Nuthatch, crow, chickadee.
Cat or hawk,
A time for news and weather,
The world welcomed with WiFi:
Inconsequential, sensational, scary,
The birds soothe,
And Dawn light
Birds call and chatter in the clear air:
Cool, calm and calming.
A time to reflect,
To write and ready
April 9, 2016
Round the Bay, so they say,
Grant's a common name.
Not their natal dub in play,
Fund access is the fame.
Proposals wrote to pave the way,
To hire with hours in aim.
Government to do the pay,
And Grant the man to game.
March 16, 2016
Snow guns shot straight up in blue,
The wind a mighty blow.
The spokesman said in interview,
Deer Lake got the snow
Forethought might have changed the aim
And pointed guns down low
To keep the snow on Ski terrain
Get skiing on the go
January 14, 2016
(Re. Star editorial: Safety Shot, September 29 - Hunters shooting ducks at mouth of South Brook in Pasadena)
If your ducks have got a 'funny' taste,
It's cause they're eating human waste -
The goodies in the sewage that we flush.
They gather at disposal sites,
Either outflows or lagoons, for bites -
Some live and breed beside the daily gush.
I wouldn't thank you for roast duck,
You never know their past in muck,
As round about they fly to get their fill.
Eating them would cause me gag -
In Pasadena, hunters shoot their bag
Right close to an open sewage swill!
October 01, 2017
Western Star, October 4, 2017
See out, around about, huge lawns, well mowed: perfection!
The little house, part derelict, may suffer from neglection.
Proud ride-on mower, parked out front, a cause for some reflection
On human folly form: the fescue fertilizer section.
Green grass grow, then cut low: neighbours to impress on?
Fertilize to frequent mow! a topic to digress on:
No fruitful crop, no exercise, no functional direction?
Vegetables should favour hoe, and useful for ingestion.
In Western Star, September 23, 2016
Air traffic's up at Deer Lake
Summer numbers show.
The reason cited: tourists!
Government to crow.
No mention of Muskrat!
That mega-boondog spend.
Could workers and managers
Cause the flights ascend??
Hotels and restaurants
Bursting at the seems.
Serving hungry workers;
Feeding power line dreams.
In Western Star: September 20, 2016
GARDEN IN PARADISE
In Paradise that is Pynn's Brook
Plums and pears and peaches took
From trees t'were planted years ago,
And grapes and corn and melons grow.
The season short but growth is bold
With varieties designed for cold.
An indoor start in pots for some,
Kelp and compost gives green thumb.
No chemicals taint soil and air.
Bugs and slugs get their share
And birds and moose and snowshoe hare:
They leave a bit - an award for care.
March 25, 2016
She's moved in! No more forlorn,
His scraggy beard and scruffy tresses shorn.
His dress adorn; no longer torn.
She's doing good job of shoring up his form.
January 24, 2016
(The Times, March 13, 2015)
The news from up in Oxford
Lines in Times concerned
That decrease in mental health
A study has discerned
But situation is improving
The universities opine
They are a mental scene
Of intellect sublime
Weird and odd behavior
Erratic at the best
Has always been a staple.
And may be entry test?
March 13, 2015