Window Display

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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.

This poem “Window Display” originally appeared in Transcreations. Spec. issue of Canadian Literature 135 (Winter 1992): 48-49.

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