Catherine Chandler's Poetry Blog

Friday, November 11, 2011


Everyone's commenting on the 11-11-11 phenomenon. I didn't think of this when I wrote my poem, "Eleven", but since it's also Remembrance Day in Canada, I'll share the poem with you:


players on a soccer team
stars in Joseph's second dream

odd reversible and prime
dimensions (counting space and time)

pipers piping, salt (Na)
month day hour Veterans Day

goats hair curtains ripped apart
ounce-weight of the human heart

twelve less Judas, David's men
pearls and tears from Swinburne's pen

heartbreak (on a scale of ten)

— Catherine Chandler

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