This rural graveyard is small as cemeteries go, tidy and well kept.
These huge spruce trees have long marked
Artificial flowers seem tacky
I take the hand brush we have brought
My maternal grandparents lie
Sonia arranges a fresh bouquet,
Glen Sorestad is a well known Canadian poet whose work has been published widely throughout North America and elsewhere. His poems have appeared in over 60 anthologies and have been translated into over a half-dozen languages. His most recent books are the full-length poetry collection, a bilingual English/Spanish volume, A Thief of Impeccable Taste (Sand Crab Books, 2011) and the chapbook, Along Okema Road(Rubicon Press, 2013).