Monday's Poem

© Aileen Calligaris

Summer's Garden

Walk away from winter's trail
and into summer's garden.
Feel the gentle wind's exhale—
Walk away from winter's trail.
Listen and the nightingale
Will sing a robin's pardon.
Walk away from winter's trail
And into summer's garden.

Aileen Calligaris is a poet, writer, librarian, wife and mother living in Kingston, Ontario. She is a recent graduate of the Humber School for Writers and is currently working on her first children's chapbook.

"I love reading and writing different styles of form poetry — the triolet is my favourite. When I feel like I'm not getting anywhere with my writing, I turn to poetry for help."