National Poetry Month

Catching up!  OOPS…  I left announcements for the week, and posted the first two days but got so busy in Vancouver I never had a thought for posting here.  So, here is Friday’s post:

April is National Poetry Month. This year’s theme is ‘Time’…  Join us, every school day throughout the month of April, for a feature poem on the theme.

Our poem of the day for today is: Erosion by Canadian poet E.J. Pratt.

It took the sea a thousand years,
A thousand years to trace
The granite features of this cliff,
In crag and scarp and base.

It took the sea an hour one night,
An hour of storm to place
The sculpture of these granite seams
Upon a woman’s face.”

E.J. Pratt, born in Western Bay, Newfoundland, was awarded – among other prizes – the Governor-General’s medal for The Fable of Goats and other poems (1937).  Mr. Pratt was the founder and first editor of Canadian Poetry Magazine.