"Above the water the glacier is connected; below the glacier the waterfall showers down...Living is like this, as heavy as a fairy hair," Richmond poet Dongdong Han wrote in one of his poems titled "Garibaldi Lake."
Yes, Shakespeare isn't rolling over in his grave, but fall is in the air and to celebrate the season, poets from diverse cultural backgrounds will gather online Sept. 21 to read their poems together.
The Autumn Verses event, presented by Word Vancouver and the Chinese Canadian Writers Association, will feature various work written by local Canadian writers, playwrights and artists.
"For me, autumn is the season to think, to reflect and to appreciate the beauty of life and everything around us," said Han, who is thrilled to share his latest work Garibaldi Lake with other writers.
"Garibaldi Lake is one of my favourite attractions in B.C., as it gives me lots of inspiration. I always visited there to figure out the purpose, passion, and meaning of life.
"I also believe that human nature is the same everywhere, even we might speak different languages or look different, but the joy, the excitement, the pain and sadness are all the same.”
Meanwhile, many other writers will showcase their work and talents at the Zoom poetry party, including Ghia Aweida, a Lebanese-born Canadian writer, and Andrew Parkin, a university professor.
For more information, visit https://trellis.org/autumn-verses.