From the Archives: Winter in the Great Outdoors

John Sherbino

"Snowshoeing by Moonlight" by J.E.H. MacDonald, 1910. MacDonald was the oldest member of the Group of Seven, and a co-founder who helped forge the distinct style.

[This poem ran in the February/March 2016 issue of The SCOOP.]

Winter in the Great Outdoors

That people who ride horses must have an advantage
occurs to me as I strap on my snowshoes.
That goalies have an advantage occurs to me
as I execute a near splits down a steep slope.
Some shoes have crampons
while I just have cramps.
There are muscles in my body
that are not illustrated in Grey's Anatomy.
Then someone suggests
we go downhill skiing.

John Sherbino can be reached at jsherbino@gmail.com.

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