poetry

Terry Nelson takes a short break from his outdoor adventuring and book hawking to join Sadie this month.

Hailing from the county of Limerick in Ireland, a limerick is a funny poem with a strong beat. It usually consists of three long lines and two short. All in all, it’s a light-hearted romp through a few silly stories.

“Life is the knife edge between tragedy and ridiculousness.”
-Lindsay Vallance

A year ago Amy Attalla and Sadie combined neighbourhood forces to create two pieces of poetry for the January 2018 issue. Now, one year later, the echo of Amy returns.

As I prepared this month’s poem solo, I travelled back in my mind. I went to a place that was just as uncertain as today. In going back, resolve and evolution play on the heartstrings.

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This month, Sadie took to the streets, restaurants, trails, campsites, and a few other dimly lit corners of Fernie to beseech the masses about the choices they’ve made in life.

Working with Sage McBride of Shred Kelly fame for our music issue was a no brainer. She is creative, curious, and accomplished. 

Getting their inspiration from photographs this month to conjure their curiosity. 

There is no denying what an incredible community we continue to build here in Fernie but in a broader sense.

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Family On the Planet, Planetary Scenario
by SADIE ROSGEN Featuring Creative Minds Preschool

As the late Whitney Houston sang, I believe the children are our future. 

So how do you write a poem with 16 four and five-year-olds who are learning how to read and write? Easy. They have a lot to say. Their arms shoot up in excitement as they tell you everything about their incredible lives with a few sage words about how we all ought to do better.