Poetry in the Evening with Robbie Cheadle

Welcome to Poetry in the Evening. I am honoured that Robbie Cheadle has given me permission to recite her poem, “We love you, Daddy, from her book “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, a collection of unusual poems. This poem reminds me of my Father, who passed several years ago. Even now, the memories of our conversations, whichContinue reading “Poetry in the Evening with Robbie Cheadle”

Butterfly Laughter

Summer gardens, butterflies and sunshine bring back memories of childhood. Today, I have walked through a Vancouver urban garden with Katherine Mansfield and heard her poetic words recalling scenes from her childhood. Thank you for enjoying a summer afternoon with me and Katherine Mansfield. Butterfly Laughter In the middle of our porridge platesThere was aContinue reading “Butterfly Laughter”

Poetry In The Evening

Edgar Allan Poe described poetry as “the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” When I was in high school, I envisioned poets with an aging grace, sitting at a table by candlelight using a quill pen. I never imagined that poets could begin as young and vibrant outliers who changed the world with words. PoetryContinue reading “Poetry In The Evening”

James Bay Coffee & Books

My father taught me that in every city, a used bookstore is waiting to be explored! Traveling to Victoria, British Columbia a few weeks ago, I was delighted to discover James Bay Coffee and Books located at 143 Menzies Street. I invite you to visit this remarkable treasure house of books with me! A townContinue reading “James Bay Coffee & Books”

At the Highland Games ScotFestBC

“It’s said the Highland Games originate from Ireland in 2000 BC and that they crossed the water to Scotland with the fourth and fifth century migrations of the Scotti into Dalriada (Argyll) and beyond. Scotland.org The Highland Games is one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions. It is a celebration of Scottish and CelticContinue reading “At the Highland Games ScotFestBC”

The Drowsy World Dreams On

Welcome to Sunday Evening Reflection. Tonight I want to introduce the poet, Walter Everette Hawkins, who was born around 1888 in North Carolina. He is the author of Chords and Discords (The Gorham Press, 1920). While his career was as a mail clerk in the post office of the City of Washington, he is known and rememberedContinue reading “The Drowsy World Dreams On”