April is National Poetry Month, a time dedicated to reading, writing, speaking and promoting poetry in Canada.
To ensure that the word of National Poetry Month is heard across the country, the League of Canadian Poets sponsors readings and performances across Canada and produces a blog that features the works of LCP members.
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This year, National Poetry Month will celebrate poets, libraries and the Public Lending Right Commission.
Together, they work to cultivate Canadian poetry in our communities, nurturing creators and free access to their work.
As such, the theme for the 2011 LCP National Poetry Month blog is: nurture / nourrire.
Daily Archives: April 19, 2011
An Icy Path Snow shimmers in sudden sunlight like a dream, as if wakened from dense fog. Listen, snow sifts and swishes from fir trees, kinglets flit and varied thrush scramble Snow statues formed without chisel, rasp or mallet, the … Continue reading
Return from exile Here and there you see them, lavender spikes, familiar despite long absence, swaying with the west wind, princesses home from banishment. My mother knew their Latin name: lythrum, but not their common label: purple loose strife. She … Continue reading
J’s pudding, Rose Tree Cottage, Buckinghamshire, January/March 1915 You’ve got to love me! The war’s horrid and everyone’s talking dull and witless. Sparrows cheep about like chickens, but the pudding my dear is lovely. The day folds and narrows news … Continue reading