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CONVIVIUM = “sharing life together” = Toronto Pursuits 2011

CONVIVIUM = “sharing life together” = Toronto Pursuits 2011

CONVIVIUM – convĭ’vĭ um In Latin, it literally means “sharing life together.” Convivium has  come to refer to a banquet with emphasis on richly prepared and novel food, the partaking of which was a pleasure – a conviviality – which would be accompanied by a generous flow of wines. A […]

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TODAY IN LITERATURE – CBC Radio interview with Seamus Heaney

TODAY IN LITERATURE – CBC Radio interview with Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney has such a strong following that he’s been nicknamed Famous Seamus, and his lectures are so popular that the crowds lining up to hear him are dubbed “Heaneyboppers”. He’s Ireland’s first Nobel Prize winning poet since Yeats. Heany is one of my very favourite poets. I was looking […]

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THE INSTALLMENT PLAN – Twice Shy, by Seamus Heaney

 Twice Shy by Seamus Heaney Her scarf a la Bardot, In suede flats for the walk, She came with me one evening For air and friendly talk. We crossed the quiet river, Took the embankment walk. Traffic holding its breath, Sky a tense diaphragm: Dusk hung like a backcloth That […]

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