Canadian Literature

She trudges wearily
through the snow
her mind wandering
to her loveless marriage
which is a metaphor
for her divided nation
though she is barely
aware of that
because the irony
of her existence
leaves her ignorant
and bound by duty
as an errant
maple leaf
replete with too much
fractured meaning
flies from the eaves
of the forgotten schoolhouse
as the storm grows
over the prairies
and the dinosaur bones
that are not her roots
lurk beneath the soil
of the alien land
mocking the children
of a pastless people
caught in the throes
of political change

3 thoughts on “Canadian Literature

  1. Good late evening (well from my end). I read this poem and it was amazing. I would love to feature this on my poetry corner. I will reblogged your post on my blog so others could visit as well. Again well done!


  2. Reblogged this on kgbethlehem and commented:
    Good evening everyone. It has been awhile but Friday Night Poetry Corner is BACK!! Writing on other projects kept me buys but here we go. Tonight’s feature poem is called “Canadian Literature” by Kari Maaren. This is a fantastic poem, with a historical feel. Visit this poet’s page, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂


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