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THE PIED PIPERS OF CLEVELAND

THE PIED PIPERS OF CLEVELAND

THE PIED PIPERS OF CLEVELAND Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats, And bit the babies in the cradles, And ate the cheeses out of the vats, And licked the soup from the cooks' own ladles, Split open the kegs of salted sprats, Made nests inside...

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Ayesha Chatterjee’s poem on Canadian Parliament website

Ayesha Chatterjee’s poem on Canadian Parliament website

George Eliot Clarke, Canada’s 7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate has selected a poem by Ayesha Chatterjee from her “Clarity of Distance” published by Bayeux Arts. The poem, ‘The Last Generation’ can also be seen at the following weblink –...

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United in Hatred and Loathing

United in Hatred and Loathing

The French President, Françoise Hollande has described the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday 9/13 an ‘act of war’ and called upon France to unite in the face of this tragedy. Is it possible to unite in hatred and loathing? We believe it is possible to unite not...

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The Theatre of Politics

The Theatre of Politics

Slowly but surely, some of us think that something akin to a revolution is shaping politics around the world. I can already hear scornful, skeptical laughter greeting this tentative assertion. But hear me out. From Kalidasa’s ‘Shakuntala’, to Shakespeare’s ‘Julius...

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In Praise of Pope Francis and the Marginalized

In Praise of Pope Francis and the Marginalized

IN PRAISE OF POPE FRANCIS (and the Marginalized) Pope Francis in our midst in North America reminded me of a moment of contemplation I was engrossed in in the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi about a year ago. We have been told since how the scourge of Ebola has...

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A Poem on Refugees from Abhimanyu Singh

A Poem on Refugees from Abhimanyu Singh

Fleeing Refugees BY Abhimanyu Singh We fled our homes Fierce fighting broke out on our streets. Now there’s no turning back, Bombs turn homes to rubble. We wandered for shelter for weeks, My wife and I, two small kids. We couldn’t take the stench in the camps,...

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“Yosemite” a 2015 Digital Book World Finalist

“Yosemite” a 2015 Digital Book World Finalist

"Yosemite" a 2015 Digital Book World Finalist We are happy to announce that the enhanced eBook, "Yosemite: A Storied Landscape" has been accepted as a Finalist for the 2015 Digital Book World Awards. The winners will be announced in New York City in January 2015. "On...

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Bayeux title featured in Chinese film

Bayeux title featured in Chinese film

Bayeux title featured in Chinese film "Journey to the West with the Stone Monkey," a best-selling Bayeux title based on an ancient Chinese fable, has been featured in a Chinese movie, "The Old Classmate". In the screenshot above, from the beginning of the movie, in an...

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2014 Poetry in Transit

2014 Poetry in Transit

Bayeux Poet Derk Wynand's poem from the volume "Past Imperfect, Present Tense" has been selected by Vancouver's Poetry in Transit.  Congratulations Derk.   In partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, the ABPBC produces a collection of poetry car cards and transit...

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The Sunflower field near Donetsk

The Sunflower field near Donetsk  Like many of my fellow countrymen and I am sure many thousands around the world, I have elected to give parts of my body, upon my death, for transplants or medical research or any other purpose that these parts may be deemed fit for....

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The West will never vanish

The West will never vanish   As long as we have stories, songs and paintings, the West will continue to live. Bayeux Arts has been fortunate in having discovered the great Twin Butte, Alberta, storyteller who is a writer, painter, musician, and real-life cowboy all...

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The Violent World we live in

The Violent World we live in The last few days have been terrible. One blow after another to shake our faith in human nature. First, there was the spoilt and deranged, rich kid in Santa Barbara, California, who gave vent to his sense of rejection by women through the...

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Another Celebration – Indian Elections 2014

  Celebrating Jitan Ram Manjhi   You might wonder why today’s blog highlights the cover of “Kipling: A Brief Biography,” a Bayeux book authored by the eminent Alberto Manguel. Please wait till the end of this post.   What a week it has been for India and Indians all...

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A Modi-fied India

  INDIA MODI-FIED?   So the people have spoken, so to speak.   The incoming Prime Minister of India and his soon-to-be-formed ministerial cabinet have their work cut out for them, which essentially means cleaning out the filth and garbage of the past. The problem Mr....

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BAYEUX AUTHOR RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONOUR

BAYEUX AUTHOR RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONOUR

BAYEUX AUTHOR RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONOUR The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London has announced a gift of £20 million (approximately $32 million) from the Alphawood Foundation in Chicago to advance the study and preservation of...

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Rear Vision Mirror (2)

The two novels featured above - "Krishna, A Love Story" and "Rahul, A Different Love Story" - both set in the early 1970s, use a cultural backdrop where the last vestiges of the British Raj are slowly being trampled under an emerging identity of 'Indian-ness',...

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The Rear Vision Mirror

When India held its first democratic elections in 1952, many thought it would be India’s last. The air of cynicism has dissipated over the years. Gandhi, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabbhai  Patel, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Sarojini Naidu and other great...

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In Praise of Poets

Poets have given their lives for different reasons. Cinna the poet was killed by a Roman mob because they mistook him for Cinna the Conspirator, one of those behind the murder of Julius Caesar. The Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca was executed by a firing squad of...

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Understanding, Faith and Courage

The unimaginable horror of five lives lost when something goes horribly wrong in one single mind has haunted many Calgarians over the past few days. The event is painful and baffling. Over the past month or so, even bigger tragedies – the sea of mud that engulfed an...

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Winged Spirits and Hope

Last week, a breakthrough research in spinal cord injury sent waves of hope and admiration across the airwaves. It highlighted another piece in the puzzle toward helping people walk again after such injuries. The study, published in the journal Brain, was funded in...

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Marina Keegan

I wish to write about Marina Keegan today not only because April is National Poetry Month, but also because Marina’s life reminds me of a sad and lyrical sonnet – brief but deeply moving. I wish I had known her, but I didn’t. Marina (Yale Class of 2012) was a true...

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Poetry Month

Sometimes I think I can remember my mother singing me to sleep in my infancy. But that’s probably in my imagination, since I did see her singing, most likely the same songs, to my younger siblings when they were babies. Songs, yes, but it took me several more years to...

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