National Poetry Month: Poem of the Day

Our poem of the day for today is: Rivers/Roads by Michael Crummey.

  • Consider the earnestness of pavement
    its insistence on leading you somewhere
    A highway wants to own the landscape,
    it sections prairie into neat squares
    swallows mile after mile of countryside
    to connect the dots of cities and towns,
    to make sense of things…”

Born in Buchans, NFL, and settling in Kingston, On, his first book of poems, Arguments with Gravity, was published in 1996 and won the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry.