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Poems for a New World

This collection of poetry by Connie Fife questions what we are doing to our fellow human beings and the environment.

Connie Fife

This new collection of poems takes us into the midst of social and domestic injustice and questions what we are doing to our fellow human beings and the environment. She writes of Oka and Gustafson Lake, of the police shooting of a Native mother and child, as well as the NATO genocide in Yugoslavia. Reflecting Fife's viewpoints as a Cree, mother and lesbian, these poems cross boundaries, speaking to each of us in our separate homelands, reminding us of the healing and transforming power of song, words and deeds. These are poems of revolution, of love, of inspiration. (From Ronsdale Press)

From the book

another page flutters open

lies quietly down for me to read

 

I trace finger across trees

 

always returning

I have always been returning

 

carpet out before me

 

the first flowers of an early spring left

momentarily behind

 

I smell the dander of Buffalo

close by

 

always returning

I have always been returning


From Poems for a New World by Connie Fife ©2001. Published by Ronsdale Press.