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Whistler beckons with love

A village of smoky mountains

Clouding the sky with glamour

And stares of dreamy destiny.

 

Whistler whistles with awe

In sonorous voice that drips

Of hideous passion and strength

With candor that brooks no rejection

 

Whistler sings harmony

Of serendipity symphony

With still oceans of refuge

And tingling rains that sooth

 

A place of beauty and candor

Nestled in the bowels of nature

With timid excitement that pokes

Undying vestiges of love

 

A place that dares stand aloof

From similitudes of corrosive desires

With quiet pride and dignity

Which only glows alight to touch.

 

A place made in heaven

For angels to converge

And share tales of love

With laden hearts to unburden

(October 2019)

I recently visited Whistler as part of Intercultural exchange studentship activities of the Royal Roads University. The poetry is a result of my reflections on the village. I was impressed with the colours and ambience of the village as well as her boldness to dare make a statement.

KUNLE ILUPEJU, AUTHOR. PHOTO BY JOHN-EVAN SNOW (TAKEN AT EOE ON CAMPUS, RRU, ON SEPT. 26, 2019)

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