Today, and this year, we are celebrating 20 years of the Poetry in Transit!
This program began in 1996 and it’s used to promote and celebrate BC poets published in Canada.
Along with these meters of iambic pentameter and free verse, we also have our Contest Corner where we ask you to choose your favourite poem for a chance to win a free Monthly Pass on your Compass Card.
Enjoy 20 (how fitting!) poems from some really wonderful authors for you to peruse on your travels.
Here’s a little sneak peek for you:
Sometimes I thirst to be the rain I curse
and fall into my beloved’s cup
fill it up so he will be quenched
settle like mist or a kiss
on my daughter’s face
dampen my sons’ heads
like baptism wherever they travel
and seep down into the ground
to my parents’ graves
to touch them, once again, as rain.
– Susan Telfer
(from Ghost Town by Susan Telfer, 2016, Oolichan Books)
Tap into your inner Keats and pick up one today or download it here.
Author: Adrienne Coling