Paper Birches by Glen Sorestad

Paper Birches

by Glen Sorestad

The clump birches
beside the lakeshore
are slowly peeling off
their papery attire
like well-practised
lovers intent
on sustaining that
delicate tension
between fantasy
and reality.


Glen Sorestad is a much published poet with over 20 books of poems. His poems have been translated into a half-dozen languages and have appeared in scores of literary magazines, over 50 anthologies and textbooks, and on numerous literary websites. Sorestad lives in Saskatoon on the Canadian prairies. His latest book of poems, A Thief of Impeccable Taste, is a bilingual, English/Spanish volume published by Sand Crab Books(2011).