Editors’ Choice, May 29 – June 4, “Writing Space,” by Angela Weiser

Can we communicate the ineffable? When words fall short, what captures the moment? We do not duplicate; we offer resemblance, the subtle differences complementary and expansive.

do you remember the shapes
       of leaves?

inordinately … bare spaces
return our talking from
                   the silence

to avoid the extreme image

the thought that my feeling
on this day is incommunicable
to others as much
              as to paper

the mallow flowers
on an evening hung with dew
    within a small room

Angela Weiser is an emerging writer based in southern Ontario and has read her work at Small World Music Centre, Toronto. She is a research assistant in World Cultures at the Royal Ontario Museum, and recently completed an M.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto.


To view previous Editors’ Choices, please visit:
Editors’ Choice, May 15-21, “In the Wind,” by Hugh Anderson
Editors’ Choice, May 22 – 28, “The Poet’s Writing Shed,” by Robert Nisbet