Monthly Archives: April 2013

It’s music to our ears

Montreal-born Leonard Cohen picked up Artist of the Year at last weekend’s Juno Awards. Who would have thought? Cohen’s — slow, very, very slow — rise to the rank of international superstar has been quite the show. Back in his … Continue reading

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The people’s poet

Now I know a lot of people from east to west That like the spuds from the island best Cause they’ll stand up to the hardest test Right on the table. So when ya see that big truck rollin’ by … Continue reading

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That’s kittens, rhymes with mittens

Poetry is intended to be read aloud. The rhythm, the wordplay, the emotion, the feel of the syllables as the tongue rolls through the sound…. And two little kittens And a pair of mittens And a little toyhouse And a … Continue reading

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O tempora! O April!

Spread lightly, virgin shower, Your winding-sheet of snow; Winter has lost his power, But mock not at his woe. -from The April Snow Storm – 1858, by Charles Sangster How did the seasons come about? And why does winter turn … Continue reading

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