A Sunday Poem: ‘Celebration’


It’s Canada Day

in the National Capital.


We gather by the Notre-Dame Cathedral

to watch the exploding sky.


Behind the hydro pole,

a couple in their 20s;

eyes closed,

lips locked,

hands in gentle explorations.


They came for the



(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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