Monday, November 30, 2009


Shank's Pony
 for Gerry Gilbert

what do you hear in the city
that gets very wet in a rising tone?

where the rain is falling in gusts
and you see the Fall in the gutters

in fact the blue and grey of the sky
comes out rather explicitly in the falling water

I take my shoe
and give it a fuckin good shake

if only I could keep
from moving this heap of limbs

I went for a walk in the supply district
but all I could find were leaves and planets

the kinetic resurrection of
commerce has eroded the streets

the roads get stoned
the avenues come to visit

the stars twinkle like salted fish
the sun is a glittering lyric hibiscus

Weldon Hunter is a poet and PhD student at the University of British Columbia. He is preparing a dissertation on Gerry Gilbert and other Vancouver poets.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Weldon,
    Nice poem. And great to see tribute site to Gerry.
    I have more pics and mem. rarities, should you want them.
    Lary Bremner