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“This Space Within My Room”

“This Space Within My Room”

This space within my room and all throughout
My window toward the south, and river’s edge,
These miles of European city streets, these corners’ hedged
And punctuated market towers, steeples, monuments, I account
More prayerfully in turquoise dawns and cobalt dusks in each
Of four selective seasons’ musk in all my years
Of wanderlust as wondrous still, and seeing but the southern tier
Of Mount Royal, hugging what in decades reached
Through most of this great island home; alors, c’est Montréal,
The third most peopled French metropolis in the world.
And while I might have longed to be a cousin to the swirl
And range of dancing waves embraced by ocean smiles–withal
The majesty and beauty of a seaport–the birth
And death of every hour supports this place while I remain on earth .