Kaleidoscope Online | The Movie Maker: Jan McCartney

A wall of water

Standing still

As though the projectionists’ hand

Has stilled it by his very will.

Had it continued

Life would no longer be.

But it is up to that projectionist

To leave it standing or crash free.

In the doorway of the room

We stonily wait

For our finest moment

When we are made animate…

Jan has been writing poetry since 1972, but her first poem was written in 1967 as a reflection on having a son. From her expressive anthology of gifted poetry Jan now wishes to share her saved poetry with our growing online audience of Kaleidoscope readers.

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Kaleidoscope is an annually published journal featuring the creative writing of persons with lived experience of mental illness from across Manitoba.

Selected works are published in a digital, online anthology at www.artbeatstudio.ca/kaleidoscope-online.

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