We have a dual purpose behind our choice for today's Poetry Friday entry. First, we are celebrating Gary Geddes' recent win of the 2018 Freedom to Read Award. Geddes has written/edited over 40 books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction — including, of course, his six collections with Goose Lane — and this recognition of a body of work that promotes free expression is another feather in a cap very much laden with them.
Secondly: while much of his 1998 collection Flying Blind is a poetic treatise on Israeli-Palestinian relations, we're more concerned with another of his poems, one that has much in common with our current situation, viz.: we're trapped in yet another Atlantic Canada blizzard.
With that all said, let us take a moment, sit back, and let Gary Geddes guide us through the storm.