September 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil

Cover of Ygdrasil - Klaus J. Gerken

The September 2015 Issue of Ygdrasil is now available at The Library and Archives Canada or directly at http://users.synapse.net/kgerken … featuring work by Matthew Duggan, Eric Hoffman, John Grochalski, Gary Beck, Darren C. Demaree, Steve Slavin, Robert Martin, Ajise Vincent and Cailean Jack.

sectioning

(Sunrise over Ottawa, October 2003)

Photo of Sunrise over Ottawa

the hanging scarecrow
teases the wind
the black crows gather
upon the wing
dark clouds cling to
the lip of earth
what slowly gathers
gives evil birth

fe fi fo fum
you come too late
the sage you seek
has closed the gate
there’s no survival
without cause
what sanctions peace
must well be fought

its not enough to
play the game
what you cant master
gathers blame
beyond your ken
the dream turns real
but no one ventures
there to deal

what seems like conquest
fools the purse
even sailors
die of thirst
the slaughter hidden
is a mess
praise us jesu
mary bless

kjg 709pm 26 aug 2015

day

(Photo by Traffic Cam Ottawa Ontario)

Photo by Traffic Cam Ottawa Ontario

the rain pours down
upon the town
slishes splashes
on the ground

pedestrians run
to get away
under awnings
in doorways

umbrullas shiny
dot the streets
autos splash
the sidwalks neat

puddles plenty
children play
splish and splash
away the day

then a sliver
in the west
clouds will scatter
rain will rest

glory to the
setting sun
g’night to all
the day is done

kjg 1125am 25 aug 2015

plot

(All’s quiet at the Gerken residence this afternoon.)

Photo of Klaus J. Gerkens cats

if you dont betray me now
youll never get the chance
to do the deed again
with no time left to lose
i’ve called you here tonight
to make it very plain
we have to play this right
there can be no delay
each moment links the chain
of events as they must happen
for otherwise we lose
whatever we can gain
so listen very carefully
i wont explain again

kjg 1216pm 24 aug 2015