Collages of Implied Space: Primal Elements




Mantiwong Directions

The Township of Assiginack is located on the eastern portion of Manitoulin Island.The main community, Manitowaning (the first European settlement on Manitoulin Island), is nestled in a picturesque bay.

Manitowaning offers a diverse number of attractions and unique landmarks including; the Assiginack Arena and Fair Grounds (with public tennis courts and ball diamond), Bay Street Marina (offering access to the North Channel and Great Lakes), an original lighthouse still in operation (built in 1878), the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course, swimming beaches and playgrounds, McLeans park that has year round access for hiking, biking snowshoeing and cross country skiing, St. Paul’s Anglican Church (the oldest Anglican church in Northern Ontario), Museum exhibit building with an adjacent original blacksmith shop, authentic log home and early century school house.

Located along Highway 6 on the south eastern shore of Manitoulin, Manitowaning was founded in 1836 as a centre of education for the Island’s First Nations people. This quaint town, which boasts a population of about 900, is part of the Assiginack Township, which encompasses Bass Creek, Bidwell, Clover Valley, Eagles Nest, Hilly Grove, The Slash, Squirrel Town, and Vanzant’s Point. Manitowaning is home to the well known De-Ba-Jeh-Mu-Jig Theatre group as well as the famous S.S. Norisle, which remains permanently docked in the harbour as a tourist attraction. The town and its surrounding areas have a grocery store, restaurants, a pharmacy, a bank, a medical clinic, resorts, a golf course, B&Bs, several campgrounds, a licensing depot, a motel, and other retail stores. It is the last stop en route to Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, and is home to the famous “Summer fest” festival held in July. This event features a “smash-up derby” and many other activities that are fun for the whole family.



Ripples Crash Shorelines – IQ Test

I’m speaking with myself for one –

I have a very good brain.

I know the best words…….

Most people don’t know that.

Did you know that ?

Did You know that ?



My view matters. That’s the way it goes.

What goes around comes around –

it is a phrase we are going through,

spilling into awareness –

birds fluttering in a dry puddle.


A modest suggestion for an IQ test for those seeking to hold political office. IQ tests evaluate the ability to learn information and skills, and then effectively apply that learning to solve problems. For those wishing to hold political office, they should be evaluated for their intellectual ability to apply empathy and ethics when solving problems in an effective manner. The test should measure their understanding of collaboration, collateral damage, and the implied spaces that extend beyond any solution.



The test should give an accurate evaluation of the subject’s ability to formulate a plan , and efficaciously communicate both the plan and the underlying goals. The level of communication skills will indicate how well the message  is presented to a diverse audience.


Stepping into pool

The depth of ignorance grows –

ripples crash shorelines.


Note: The found poem, and their related images, spring from a series of statements ( repeated catch phrases ) made by President Trump  (See embedded links). This post combines found poetry, haibun and haiku. I have attempted to use the best words possible. Many thanks for your thoughts & interest. 

She Falls in Love Too Easily

Into my heart an air that kills

From yon far country blows:

What are those blue remembered hills,

What spires, what farms are those?


That is the land of lost content,

I see it shining plain,

The happy highways where I went

And cannot come again.

A. E. Housman (1859-1936)


Source: Strange Love of Martha Ivers 1946

Map to Destination

“This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water,…”

President Trump


“If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy,……….”

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

“Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help,……….. They want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort,…….”


President Trump


No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man

is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine;

if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe

is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as

well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine

owne were; any mans death diminishes me,

because I am involved in Mankinde;………



Devotions upon Emergent Occasions


John Donne