National Poetry Month: Poem of the Day

Our poem of the day for today is: A Moments Absence by Maureen Scott Harris.

“At her desk, imagining herself driving through countryside no longer familiar, the car seat soaking up the warmth of the sun and her leaning into it thinking “This is how it feels to be happy”, imagining herself singing in spite of her tin ear and thin voice: “Remember the Red River Valley and the cowboy who loved you so true”…”

Maureen Scott Harris grew up in Winnipeg, and has lived in Toronto since 1964. She won the 2005 Trillium Book Award for her collection of poetry titled Drowning Lessons.