Poet, Audrey Austin

Poet, Audrey Austin
This site is to honour my mother, poet, Eva Ruby Austin.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

THE GAME a poem by Marie Legault

THE GAME....by Marie Legault

A shot rings out,

the bear runs, staggers and falls

She lies drowning in her own blood

What is this game called hunting?


Because of a heartless hunter

a cub will die this night

For the hunter shot its mother

and the wolves will win the fight


What a trophy he has shot

he brags of how she fell

This game called hunting is sadistic

And the hunter belongs in hell

I would like to dedicate this poem to Mike McIntosh and the bears at Bear With Us Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Centre for Bears your efforts do not go unnoticed....thank you for all you do --  Marie Legault.

Saturday, January 11, 2014




through glass, snow diamonds

sparkle in the backyard drifts

karats beyond price


snow owl is soaring

southern white flight in blue sky

Arctic home displaced

2014 BIO: 

Patricia McGoldrick is a Kitchener, ON, writer. In her poems, stories and essays, she is inspired by the everyday. Patricia is a member of The Ontario Poetry Society and the League of Canadian Poets. Recently, published in the annual collaborative poem, I Hear the Wind Waiting, at leafpress.ca. Follow her on Twitter: @pamcgoldrick. Stop by her blogs at http://pm27.wordpress.com and http://pmpoetwriter.blogspot.ca/ 

FOR THE LOVE OF KI , a poem by Audrey Austin


I met him on a Friday

In the backyard of a friend

Those deep brown pools of love and need

Did common sense transcend.

By Wednesday I was baffled

Did not know what to do

His sloppy kiss and muddy feet

Across my floors; who knew?

Who knew that I could overlook

This gift of chaos in my life?

Black shining head upon my knee

Became my strength to deal with strife.

His love is unconditional

My love for him is real

Living with my Mastiff friend

Awakened me to feel.

To feel annoyance, yes, at times

While vacuuming the hair

But to feel this inner peace and joy

This love Ki freely shares

Is more than I have ever known

With him I’m not alone

For Ki I thank my God above

How blessed I am to know this love.

I am very pleased that my love poem was chosen to be part of Cobourg's Poetry Event

Pic Spaces

So, here are 10 of the poets who submitted poetry that was displayed on the outside of store windows in {piCs} "poets Downtown Cobourg" event on Saturday, February 15, 2014:

Ariel Gordon
Sean O'Gorman
Roz Bound
Sonja Benskin Mesher...
Jill Battson
Audrey Austin
Gordon Phinn
Anna Yin
Kirk Ramdath
Lisa Johnson