Down The Merivale Road Redux
Organizers of the Poets Pathway have added some new rhymes to their network of trails. Over at Nepean Creek Park, they unveiled two poetry plaques embedded in large boulders that overlook the water. The poem on the left is by the late-William Wilfred Campbell.
More than century ago, he lived in the City View area, which was then a street-car suburb. He lived just a short jaunt from Merivale Road. And the landscape inspired him to write this piece about wildflowers and rural tranquility.
These days, car horns replace the chirp of meadow larks. And big box stores rest where fields and meadows once did. So we figured the sentiments in Down the Merivale Road could use an update.
Send us your poems about the modern day Merivale Road. Alan will read them on the program this afternoon. It could be a haiku, a limerick, or an ode. Whatever you've got inside of you.
(Photo courtesy of Joanne Tait.)