Kate Braid | HOW I’LL KNOW



In winter I’ll know
by the harsh call of raven

and in spring, by blossom.
In summer, a warm wind

will wash like a bath

and in autumn the squelch
of wet garden as it rests.

Always, this knowing, body-deep
of a particular earth beneath my feet

solid silence of green,
the odd rooster call to remind me.

Every time,
I’ll know.


Author’s Bio

Kate Braid has written, co-written, edited and co-edited 15 books of nonfiction and poetry including the anthology, In Fine Form: A Contemporary Look at Canadian Form Poetry, with Sandy Shreve. Her most recent book of poems is Elemental and of nonfiction, Hammer & Nail: Notes of a Journeywoman.