Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy Birthday Milton Acorn

To celebrate the birthday of Milton Acorn here is a poem he wrote.

Live With Me On Earth Under the Invisible Daylight Moon
Milton Acorn

From: Dig Up My Heart: Selected Poems 1952-83. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1983. p.98.

Live with me on Earth among red berries and the bluebirds
And leafy young twigs whispering
Within such little spaces, between such floors of green, such
figures in the clouds
That two of us could fill our lives with delicate wanting:
Where stars past the spruce copse mingle with fireflies
Or the dayscape flings a thousand tones of light back at the
Be any one of the colours of an Earth lover;
Walk with me and sometimes cover your shadow with mine.

Milton James Rhode Acorn was born in Charlottetown on March 30, 1923 and died there on August 20, 1986.