Vox Populi

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Drummond Allison: Come, let us pity not the dead but Death

Come, let us pity not the dead but Death
For He can only come when we are leaving,
He cannot stay for tea or share our sherry.

May 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adrie Kusserow: Skull Trees

South Sudan Arok, hiding from the Arabs in the branches of a tree,  two weeks surviving on leaves,  legs numb, mouth dry. When the mosquitoes swarmed and the bodies settled … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Alice Friman: At the Gates

Paris in June and we are in love. Delacroix, wine, late nights at the Louvre. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité. And each and every morning Camembert and apricot confiture on a hunk … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Leonard Cohen recites “In Flanders Fields”

As the first shots of World War I were fired in the summer of 1914, Canada, as a member of the British Empire, became involved in the fight as well. … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

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