On one particular journey up the Amazon, Woodcock encountered a pod of pink dolphins (as well as learning the local legends and lore surrounding same: The dolphins, according to the inhabitants, actually represent the reincarnated souls of recently departed loved ones). Still alive to the memories of his deeply missed mother, Woodcock took comfort and solace in the stories which inspired this simply stunning poem...Read the full commentary and Woodcock's poem here.
Thursday, 30 April 2009
I write about Patrick Woodcock on the Globe & Mail blog
I had the chance to write some commentary to accompany a wonderful poem called "Swimming with Pink Dolphins and My Dead Mother" by Patrick Woodcock in the Globe and Mail book blog today. Here's a sample: