Poem: An Avalanche

She can’t close her eyes
but to see him floating
hair caught with ice,
anchored to this heart break like a star.

Her hands clamp shut silent pleas
of ‘if only’s’.

To heave up the unforgivable-

that one day
her heart,
would still
all songs of charity.

Someone else, dear God,
someone else.

She crouches down
bent low by disbelief.

Searches for him in photos
and stick figured cards
carefully signed.

She sleeps with his sweater
wrapped round her indigo grief.

Oh, little boy,
let her just see you,
hold you,
warm you,

in this rock-songed culvert
where her cries
come back
like the coal black crows
stilled
on this soft bed of snow.

Jude Reads Her Poetry

Coming Events

Jude will be launching her new book A Blooming: On Bowen Island, June 9 from 4pm - 5:30 at Collins Hall, and in Vancouver June 16th from 4-5:30 at Massey Books - 229 E Georgia Street. Admission is free for both events. Come and enjoy!

Reading at the University of the Fraser Valley, March 14 with Bonnie Nish

March 22, Planet Earth Poetry Victoria, with Bonnie Nish

April 27 concert with Thomas RL Beckman on Bowen Island with Bonnie Nish Tuesday April 30 Jewish Community Centre

World Premiere of the St. Roch Suite! 10th Anniversary Gala reading to specific Art installations. 9 March, 2019
Prince George Symphony Orchestra,
Performance by Jude Neale (poet) and Thomas R.L. Beckman (composer)