Questions and Answers
What inspired “Window Display”?
“Window Display” is a ‘list’ poem. It was included in the same issue (#135) as “Shakespearean Garden”, another ‘list’ poem. “Window Display” consists of the names of herbal remedies which were available at Thuna Hebalist, on Danforth Avenue in Toronto. The name of each herb has a poetic integrity (and a mystique; e.g., ‘Pellitory of the Wall’, ‘Red Saunders’) all its own.