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Okay this isn’t “1917” but it is 2020 and Canadian War Poetry is alive!

Hello one and all! Yup it is yours truly the creator of this blog back in the late fall of 2014. This will not be another “broken” promise of what to expect will appear in this blog. Instead it will … Continue reading

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Blogger has not “gone west!”

Hello all!  The blogger has NOT gone west.  I will be posting French-Canadian French language poems, cross-listing to YouTube select poems in the blog and enhancing the blog overall from December, 2018.  Please stay tuned!  Thanks/Merci!

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Poetic relief from rural Plattsville Ontario, Oxford County August 11 1919

“God Bless Our Men” is found on a locally produced Plattsville, Ontario photo group portrait of local and area men and women who served the Canadian state in its armed forces during World War I. The front cover of the … Continue reading

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Fall update 1

I know that it has been a while heck several months since I blogged. Good news though as I have some great poems coming. I also will be posting and cross-referencing to YouTube as well as stated earlier here. So … Continue reading

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Through thick and Salisbury mud the Canadians will show the Kaiser – a local British imperial patriotic poem card late 1914

In 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm referred to the British Army as that “contemptible little army.” British Expeditionary Force (BEF) veterans fondly adopted the epithet and those who served from August to November 1914 referred to themselves as the “Old Contemptibles” which … Continue reading

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The Survivor a poignant 1934 reflective feminine war voice

“The Survivor” was written by Mrs. Amabel King (maiden name Reeves) (born: May 3, 1899, Toronto, Ontario – died: January 19, 1979 Brompton, Ontario) during her final year (1934) studying in the University of Toronto Extension Journalism course in which … Continue reading

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Francais sil’vous plait!

Bonjour! I will in 2017 be posting French-Canadian poets’ relevant war related poems in the French language and ideally with at least adequate English translations of same!

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