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The lucidity of childhoodThe lucidity of childhood

The lucidity of childhood

iv. the wind I stand next to him. He wears patched coveralls and a straw hat. He is pointing at the walnut's leaves showing their grey-green undersides, rattling in the south-easterly wind. It's going to rain, he says. You can tell by the leaves.I am six. I believe him. Everything he says is true.

Christina Crook
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This week, spurred by my participation in a local poetry workshop, I pulled a back issue of Room of One's Own, the Canadian feminist literary journal, off the shelf. It served as a reminder that truth often arrives in the simplest of pictures, the fewest of words. Such as those of Ann Scowcroft:

iv. the wind

I stand next to him. He wears patched
coveralls and a straw hat.
He is pointing at the walnut's leaves showing their grey-green
undersides, rattling in the south-easterly wind.
It's going to rain, he says. You can tell by the leaves.
I am six.
I believe him.
Everything he says is true.

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