Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Poem by Fern G. Z. Carr

Not Enough

Pluto --
              153 hours in a day,
Moon --
              656 hours in a day,
Mercury --
              1416 hours in a day,
Venus --
              5832 hours in a day,
Earth --
              not enough.

*Hours are equivalent to the time it takes the planet to make on rotation on its axis.

Fern G. Z. Carr is a lawyer, teacher and past president of the local branch of the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  She is a member of The League of Canadian Poets and former Poet-in-Residence who composes and translates poetry in five languages.  A winner of national and international poetry contests, Carr has been published extensively world-wide from Finland to Mayotte Island in the Mozambique Channel.  Canadian honours include being featured online in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, having her poetry set to music by a Juno-nominated musician and having her poem, "I Am," chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada.  www.ferngzcarr.com

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