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11/10/2019 If Not Now 29 Free verse
10/22/2019 A Poem 29 Free verse
09/29/2019 A Little Boy 170 Imagism
09/19/2019 Lake Alma '69 48 Imagism
02/17/2019 Betrayals 252 Light Verse
02/10/2019 Creative Spark 150 Free verse
02/01/2019 Catch the Clouds 279 Rhyme
01/20/2019 Cupids Arrow 243 Free verse
01/19/2019 BUFFALO POUND 294 Free verse
01/19/2019 SNOWFLAKES 286 Free verse



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Mel Gill, B.A. MSW, is the of author of Point to Counterpoint: poetic reflections on life, love and passion, Synergy Associates, September 2019. It is a compilation of 110 of his poems written since he was seventeen, inspirational quotes (curated since he was nine), and essays. Its central theme is “every beginning contains the signs and seeds of its own ending.” 


It is a story of life’s journey from birth to death, and points in between. The book contains reflections on life with his now deceased wife, Judith, with whom he had two sons and two grandchildren. It is also a story of a rekindled love affair with Daphne McDonald, university sweetheart from fifty years earlier. Lara’s Theme ‘Somewhere my Love’ from the movie Dr. Zivago is a musical simulation of their now enduring reencounter.


Mel, consultant in governance and organizational development, currently divides his time between Ottawa ON and Victoria BC with Daphne. He is also the author of the widely acclaimed best-selling book: Governing for Results: A Director’s Guide to Good Governance, Trafford Publishing, 2005 the ‘Governance Self-Assessment Checklist’, a diagnostic and educational tool for boards and, several published articles on governance, organizational effectiveness, and development of public policy.  


Mel has received numerous honors for innovative work and leadership in mental health and children’s services. He has also advised United Way Canada on redesign of its board development curriculum and United Way International on the development of ‘Global Standards’ for ‘Governance, Privacy and Ethics’.