FERN G. Z. CARR is a lawyer, teacher and past president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. A member of and former Poet-in-Residence for the League of Canadian Poets, she composes and translates poetry in five languages.

Carr is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and has been cited as a contributor to the Prakalpana literary movement in India. She has been published extensively world-wide from Finland to the Seychelles. Some of her poetry was assigned reading for a West Virginia University College of Law course entitled “Lawyers, Poets, and Poetry”.

Canadian honours include: an online feature in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper; poetry set to music by a Juno-nominated musician; and her poem, “I Am”, chosen by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate as Poem of the Month for Canada.

One of Carr’s haiku is even included on a DVD sent to Mars on NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.

Please visit FERN G. Z. CARR’s website: www.ferngzcarr.com

Neruda on the Beach at Capri

A trembling sun drips
beads of molten gold
onto disc-shaped pebbles
washed smooth by the surf
that ebbs and flows
with the sensual rhythms
of love-making,
sea foam caressing
the feet of a man
adored by all women –
romanced by his
red velvet words;
Madre Chile’s exile,
he strolls along
the beach at Capri,
surrounded by cliffs
that dwarf him –
he is a towering giant.

Poetry in this post: © FERN G. Z. CARR
Published with the permission of FERN G. Z. CARR