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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
I used to live in a heartbeat city, I swear I'd fall in love every minute on the street. You might be walking around the corner And our eyes might meet. Where you been darling darling? Where you been darling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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I love Michael Ondaatje, I love The English Patient (both the book and the movie, very different but equally excellent things). With this hot weather and summer almost upon us, I might take it to some quiet corner of this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” - Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul A friend once said to me, "If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at The Abalone Shell
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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 May 20, 2015 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 May 20, 2015 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