Kurelek. Impassioned

William Kurelek, Artist Come Partly Out of the Fog On February 9th Hilary and I visited the AGO in Toronto (Art Gallery Ontario at 317 Dundas Street West). First time ever for me, and last seen some 40 years ago by my wife. The special draw had been an exhibit of French Impressionism (Gaugin, Monet, Van … More Kurelek. Impassioned


    “Can’t even imagine New beginnings Flip of the page Morning ice sparkles Matins ring at Saint Agnes And no paper delivery. Last night lacked real joy Holiday lights soon Down everywhere Frosted streets quiet For the thirty-first. And it’s back to work Back to school Kids’ homework A little trickier And Dad’s input … More Possibilities

Place of Agreement

  Agreement Is the target That we hope for All these years But the place Is full of bickering One-upsmanship And tears And the plague infects Our leaders And reporters And the schools It suggests Nothing is certain Nothing stable Ever rules. But a STABLE Holds the answer Thrilling new life In a child And … More Place of Agreement

En Passant

Just passing But eager to absorb Some things of life And common ground Common I ask? They are French And there have been tensions Leaving our Dominion? Taking with them Language and history Hockey and cuisine Music and colour Celine and the Rocket’s memory But then they thought again And new dialogue And new engagement … More En Passant