a glimpse of water fall: Poems by Jane Tims

Jane Tims is a writer, botanist and artist living in rural NB and author of five books of poetry. ‘a glimpse of water fall’ won Honorable Mention in the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick’s competition for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize. It is magical! When you read her poems you are invited into peaceful moments of bliss, and her artwork of waterfalls and gargoyles adds a touch of intimacy while leading us into nature’s raw beauty.

Shore song... 
the wind runs the lake 
is caught and flung backwards 
by red pine, sticky fingers 
small bugs stride 
on the water 
trout lilies sleep 
and fringed loosestrife 
hangs its head...

If you are a lover of waterfalls, a hiker, a fisherperson, or recently retired, this book is for you. You can follow the trail of her artwork waterfalls across New Brunswick. I have never seen several of these waterfalls and I am going to this summer… this book has so inspired me! If you go too, remember to take a pencil, art paper, or camera to capture each breathtaking moment. 

Jane Spavold Tims is a botanist, writer and artist, living in rural New Brunswick. She has a B.Sc. in Biology (Dalhousie U.), a B.A. in history (UNB), and an M.Sc. in Biology (Dalhousie U.). She worked with the New Brunswick Department of Environment for 37 years as an environmental planner and plant ecologist. She has also taken writing courses in memoir, character, story-telling, marketing and editing.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (April 2 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 111 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8595021197


Donna Allard is an International Beat Poet Laureate, Canada 2019-2020 & League of Poets Member.