A Sunday Poem: “Anthem”


A change towards gender equality

may be coming to O Canada.


Indeed, it has been on the masculine side for too long:

“The True North strong and free!”


Time has come for a feminine touch.

Let the True North be “pretty and free!”


Because it’s 2016.


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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