|The Peace Arch on the US-Canada Border |
between Washington and British Columbia in 2007
Rush's LakesidePark recalls how youth fades
around historical carnival days
with Victoria Day, quiet revolt
with National Patriot’s Day, winter’s
end and summer’s start, rest days for the heart:
we “gather on the twenty fourth of May
Sitting in the sand to watch the fireworks ….”
Across the border this past colony
enjoys royal visits, casts MLK
sings “My country‘tis of thee” to the tune
of "God Save the Queen" and loves irony
served with its holidays, fireworks and all.
Go HERE for more information on the location and history of Lakeside Park.
Copyright © 2013 S.L.Chast