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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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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 6 days ago 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
People will tell you where they've gone They'll tell you where to go But till you get there yourself you never really know Where some have found their paradise Others just come to harm Oh Amelia, it was just a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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Eyes Terrible: Full house last night and I’m ashamed At how I felt your eyes were the only ones In the darkened room Pitiful I did not even check to verify my conceit--that you were watching me Oh vanity, how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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I'll be seeing you In all the old familiar places/ That this heart of mine embraces/ All day and through In that small cafe/ The park across the way/ The children's carousel/ The chestnut trees, the wishing well I'll be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything. It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone. Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The Abalone Shell
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Dragged up from the bottom of the South Saskatchwan River. Ancient and damp! Letter as Time and Space Machine Checking the claustrophobic mailbox I wonder how you got in there Telling me that love formed your faraway words, telling me... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at The Abalone Shell