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Jaimie Levesque
Calgary, AB
I live in the shadow of the rocky mountains but my heart wanders.
Interests: Traveling, art, reading, writing, politics, crossword puzzles, finding an amazing new poet or artist, almond milk chai lattes. I also love a fresh new newspaper or magazine, preferably read in the bath with a nice cup of tea.
Recent Activity
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I am healing over I am manufacturing a new universe a motley arrangement, but it’s wholly mine I am clearing out, burning up, tearing and releasing I am a blank sheet I am the empty space I am the breath... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Abalone Shell
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“A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.” Stairs to the Roof “If I got rid of my demons, I’d lose my angels.” Conversations with Tennessee Williams “Time is the longest distance between two places.” The Glass Menagerie... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Abalone Shell
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I'm not good at goodbyes. I've never been; I wish I had an explanation for it and it's been one of the hardest things I have to deal with on a relatively regular basis. Whether it is just a brief... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
Sugar sugar how'd you get so fly Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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Waxing Spectacular (or, Venus is in my horoscope) Bigger than a butterfly I am a bolt of blue satin I am the fresh new green of a peony bud This joy grows so, it keeps me busy and transforming So... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
dreaming up this golden grain but I'm falling from this shack talking sweet to the queen wishing I was riding with the jacks walking proud and lonesome now oh I'm yearning for the pack but I'd never say "I love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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I was just looking through some photographs from when I was younger (which I might share here someday if I have the time) and found a poem I wrote about them once. It seemed connected so. . . here we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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Buckets of love to you, Chacala Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
And she doesn't like the friends that I make Doesn't make friends for friendship's sake she just gets bored sitting by the lake Her soul won't surface and her heart won't ache And I boast that it is meant to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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“It’s like being a deep sea diver. You take deep breaths when you hit bubbles of air.” (Me) “Then why don’t you just live in the air?” (A wise and lovely old friend) - We were talking about writing, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
This is one of my favourite poems to read out loud. It's a joy to hear Eliot's voice (so British and proper!) saying the words, himself. A poem lives through the audible voice of the poet; it's a brief moment... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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I never imagined I would live as I do today; I don't think I even believed I'd make it past twenty. Romantic love and calm were the great, elusive intangibles. I can now sit still for the length of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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I found a few items in my journal from ten years ago. They explain a lot. This is What I Hate The pause between the last word of the stupid question and the condescending first word of the frustrated answer... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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One Ear Open Volcanic rock a necklace Bound on a white frill of blue ocean This horizon is infinite A roar of beauty A curve, to a mystery To a mist, topped with seabirds Screeching and lean. I didn't miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." - Bob Marley "I, with deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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This is an excerpt from "I Am Waiting", by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, stalwart original member of the Beats, fixture at and co-owner of San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore. I love the tumult of his words, you can tell they are just... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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An old poem about a friend. This was in the top of my closet in my big box of writing with all of my other friendly ghosts. I wonder how he's doing these days. This Afternoon Landed Hard (for Aaron)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
Jaimie Levesque added a favorite at Natasha Newton Art & Illustration | Blog
Jan 21, 2015
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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It's a given that a girl like me with latent (and now active!) gypsy tendencies would go a see Wild at some point, and I did. It reminded me of my young self, wandering free with no fear of anything... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at The Abalone Shell