Seymour also serves as Poet-in-Electonic- Residence (P.I.E.R.) for travelterrific magazine
In addition, The Song of Moses and I Live on a Raft by Jerzy Harasymowicz, trans. from the Polish. may be found at the National Library of Canada on the Concertina pages
In “Pebbles” “Camp Ramah” is the summer camp situated north of Toronto, Ontario; one of a series of camps in North America under the auspices of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
for Ben Hollander
However hewn the stones of Jerusalem,
the fine pebbles of Camp Ramah*
reveal a more modest finish.
Scraped smooth from the slow retreat
of crushing glaciers,
they have learned
the silence of long seasons
endlessly repeating under the impassive
They have less
to say, perhaps nothing at all:
blood trickling into their veins of ore
draws from expiring mosquitoes—
or from bloodroot
yielding its sanguine
essence without pain,
without the piercing
shrapnel of speech.
Skeleton Lake, Muskoka
Of the first fright: one,
of shadows breaking away
from words: two,
of wings fluttering in the night:
of books standing like angels on guard:
But of the knife, five and six,
and the bully with the revolver,
seven, eight and nine,
and of the trigger-happy finger—
ready to do their part
in staving off the plagues.
What is this sleep?
I put up my feet
to float into reverie.
I smile, cheeks
burnished with joy,
like a nobleman joining
the Pharaoh on his hot