Signs of Life

by Mark Olynyk

it was a sign of the times
that signs of life
were washed away by degrees
by the interior sea
submerged in a change
needing clarification
not obfuscation
in a journal of poems
hazy renderings in stone
life lines in my palm
time lines in my plan
span the generations
the book of life
with pre-written stories
of the pre-soul
from predestination
to reincarnation
many are the forms
reposing in harmony
with chance

Barrie, Ontario

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In 1977, Mark Olynyk published his first poem in "Left Wing". This event set off a chain reaction of poetry; that continues to this day. His poems have appeared in anthologies and literary journals such as: Whetstone, The Prairie Journal, Canadian Writer’s Journal, The Penwood Review and Peace & Freedom. His latest book, Written in Stone (2012) was published by FriesenPress. This collection of poems looks at the human condition; truth and the transience of life. The author says, “Writing is the great escape.” Find him on facebook at Poetry Inc.

Last updated July 08, 2017