Shawn L. Bird

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poem- weathered December 26, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:57 pm
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Is that rain or is it snow?
The weather out there doesn’t know.
But it’s coming quickly through the air,
so I won’t be going anywhere.


poem-fickle August 9, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:41 pm
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when in Calgary

changes her clothes

with the dizzying

rapidity of a thirteen year old

trying to figure out

what to wear to the school dance,

then rushes off

leaving chaos in her wake.



poem- grey November 2, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:53 am
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Seven days

since you promised,

the grey cloak

over the hills

offers no warmth

for my wishful heart.


Places where the Graces are… (part one) July 23, 2011

Readers who aren’t from Calgary are going to be really confused about the weather described in Awakening Dreams. Weather in Calgary is complicated. Here’s a really good youTube video that explains the phenomenon of the Chinook, which brings warm, dry weather and can melt feet of snow in a few hours as temperatures soar to 21 Celsius (~70 Fahrenheit), as well as the reasons why there’s been snow in Calgary every month of the year!.



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