Last Tuesday, I attended the Annual Alberta Avenue Community League meeting and met some new people. One was involved with Arts on the Ave ( I was invited to their next meeting); the other two were a young couple, who had just moved into the Alberta Avenue area. It was so good meeting them. On the way home, I was thinking about the concept of new friends and came up with this poem.
This is a red-letter day for me
I speak of friends in melody
This chorus of impunity, now sung amid community.
The robins and I battle it out
” New friends !” within my heart I shout
” New friends” – the echo finds us out
As joy within a tear.