National Poetry Month Day 23

Next windy day read this poem aloud and cosy up to a tree; “listen as it sings in a long wild key.” This lovely poem was originally published in Kate Braid’s 2018 collection, “Elemental” (Caitlin Press).

Kate Braid has written, co-written, edited and co-edited 14 books of non-fiction and prize-winning poetry, most recently Elemental, from which these poems are taken.  For 15 years she worked as a construction carpenter and the elements she worked with – water, fire, earth, air and of course, wood – are the chapters of this book.