John Oughton | Toronto, ON | LCP member since 1988

FootWrote

A student has stomped
LOVE into the college lawn’s soft snow
and March is melting
each time I pass the window I know
love is the way the boots walk
love is leaving
love is leaking into the ground
love is lessening by hours
love is a fading intention

but love is feeding the future grass
love is out there
just look


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Born in Guelph, Ontario, John Oughton has lived in Egypt, Iraq and Japan as well as Canada.  He has a BA and MA in English Literature from York.  He has taken non-credit writing courses at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others.  John has written over 400 reviews, articles, interviews and blogs and five poetry books (the fifth, Time Slip,  launched in May 2010) and runs Sixth Floor Press.

 

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One Response to John Oughton | Toronto, ON | LCP member since 1988

  1. hg says:

    And I *love* the blazing simplicity of this poem. It’s especially meaningful as I’m stuck in Utah, waiting out a spring snowstorm. Cherry and forsythia blossoms coated with snow, heavy and fat on their branches.

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