Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Canadian poetry: as concrete as the escarpment

It's Day 6 of poetry month. Here is one of several Canadian collections I'll feature during April. And it won't be the only concrete poem on the list, either--that is if Blogger doesn't eat all my spacing.

Niagara Falls

Kapuskasing sings
             Cornwall calls
                    Thunder Bay storms
                                And Niagara

--Robert Heidbreder

from See Saw Saskatchewan: More Playful Poems from Coast to Coast, written by Robert Heidbreder; illustrated by Scot Ritchie. Kids Can Press, 2003.

(Note: when quoting poems online, always include a full citation for the collection from which the poem originated. If the poem is not in the public domain (i.e. is still in copyright) abide by the principle of Fair Dealing in your use of the work.)


  1. This one is fun - love this series you're doing. I'm going to be pulling some of these books as a way to introduce more poetry to Little Girl.


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