Alden Nowlan

(25 January 1933 - 27 June 1983 / Stanley, Nova Scotia)

Poems of Alden Nowlan

1. A Certain Kind of Holy Men 4/17/2004
2. A Mysterious Naked Man 12/9/2003
3. A Poem About Miracles 4/2/2010
4. Broadcaster's Poem 4/2/2010
5. The Anatomy of Angels 4/2/2010
6. The Bull Moose 1/13/2003
7. The Masks of Love 12/2/2003

A Mysterious Naked Man

A mysterious naked man has been reported
on Cranston Avenue. The police are performing
the usual ceremonies with coloured lights and sirens.
Almost everyone is outdoors and strangers are conversing
excitedly
as they do during disasters when their involvement is
peripheral.
'What did he look like? ' the lieutenant is asking.
'I don't know, ' says the witness. 'He was naked.'

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