Sonnet for Guy Coté
He calls me up at six o’clock to tell me
we’re in the clear, the CPTAQ
did acknowledge our first letter. Whew.
Six AM we’re talking. Up since three
with one of his beautiful ideas
of mountains & governments & the clerks in between
each with need to be seen or to be unseen,
the whole web glittering before his eyes -
so I take the cordless to a warm round chair
& yawn and listen & yawn then really listen
first to the clarity of his form, and then
because it’s really happening out there
to the heart of the mountain both of us hear,
we discuss what we can do today for her.
Richard Sommer a été le président de l’Association pour la conservation du Mont Pinacle.