“Kingdom of Ice”: A Poem


Veteran Affairs

is closing 8 offices.


On the positive note,

WWI is commemorated

in an extraordinary display

of a majestic, illuminated sculpture

made of 100 blocks of ice

right here at Confederation Park,

the most prestigious spot

for winter art

in the National Capital.


Bring your camera, family and friends;

it’s a must-see centrepiece

of Ottawa’s 2014



(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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