National Poetry Month: Poem of the Day

Our poem of the day for today is: 400: Coming Home by Dennis Lee

“You are still on the highway and the great light of
noon comes over the asphalt, the gravelled
shoulders. You are on the highway, there is a kind of
laughter, the cars pound
south. Over your shoulder the scrub-grass, the fences,
the fields wait patiently as though someone
believed in them…”

Born and based in Toronto, Lee won the Governor General’s Award in 1972 for his collection titled Civil Elegies and Other Poems. He is also the author of the popular children’s book Alligator Pie.