"Canada's Unofficial Poet Laureate"
His poems about our peninsula, its lakes, shores and islands rocked our young nation and earned him acclaim as Poet Laureate of the Lakes.
2018 Submissions Open!
$10 for each Adult. Free for Youth
Each poet may submit 1-2 poems
Submit by May 27th (Youth) or June 10th (Adult) to the Wiarton Library
Two prizes of $500
Grades 1-3 - $125
Grades 4-5 - $125
Grades 6-8 - $125
Grades 9-12 - $125
June 24, 2018 1-3pm
The Meeting Place
and other Individuals
Along the line of smoky hills
the crimson forest stands
And all the day the blue jay calls
Throughout the autumn lands.
Now by the brook the maple leans
with alhis glory spread,
and all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.
Now by great marshes wrapt in mist
Or past some river's mouth,
Throughout the long still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.
Haste to the woods, put books away
They'll wait the tardy comer,
For them there's many a winter's day
But brief's our Indian Summer.