To celebrate National Poetry Month, we’re featuring the favourite poems or poets of Thunder Bay Public Library Staff.
Raegan Rocco, a member of our Children and Youth Services staff at Waverley, is a fan of Canadian poet E.J. Pratt:
I have always loved the Canadian poet E.J. Pratt, and my favorite work of his is The Titanic. Although it is sad and his work usually evolves around man’s ignorance towards the superior upperhand of mother nature, the poem also celebrates some of the best characteristics possible in human kind.
Of fear and self-control as on the deck —
Challenge and hesitation and delay,
The quick return, the will to save, the race
Of snapping oars to put the realm of space
Between the half-filled lifeboats and the wreck.