After the Rain


by Mary MacDonald

Lulled by the dim and scolding
flicker of stars measuring
the day in perfect sweet silence
world behind the world
I keep this quietness a secret.

Even the wind the floating
distant scolding wah of jays
animals stilled at the edge
of the forest door do not
eclipse the wholeness
of our having been somewhere.

Mary MacDonald is a poet and writer with a Ph.D. from UBC. She has written poetry for ballet, public art, and libretto. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine and Pique Magazine. Her chapbook, Going In Now, was published in 2014 by NIB Publishing. She is a member of the Whistler writers The Vicious Circle. This is also one of Mary's photos.