Essence

Deep forest of velvety green Dinosaur redwood. Ancient, wise, Silence, serenity, Blissful, calm Secret pathway Sprinkled with golden leaves Raindrops of sunlight Bouncing playfully Among tree boughs. Smooth silken moss, Damp under my feet. Scrambling high Tumbling low Muted voices of long ago. Spirit guides me. Onward I go, Descending to Gems of dripping water … Continued

Nanaimo Welcomes New Poet Laureates

By News Editor Aislinn Cottell The three-year term of Naomi Beth Wakan, Nanaimo’s first ever Inaugural Poet Laureate, has come to an end. Instated in 2013, in her time as Laureate, Wakan was a prolific writer, and established several successful creative projects in the city, including starting a high-school poetry competition, and establishing Nanaimo’s Poetry … Continued

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