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Book battles

Photo: Wikimedia Commons Freedom to Read Week is an occasion to remember that battles are still being fought to keep Canadian public libraries free…

Water of life

Photo by LUCA LORENZI/Wikimedia Commons  A haiku by LIN TAO Rain in the forest Roots growing deeper again Until rock bottom Lin Tao is a…

A time to play

A monk in Bhutan tries his hand at blowing bubbles. Photo by STEVE EVANS/Wikimedia Commons Images A haiku by LIN TAO  There are some things…

Human nature

The Illuminated Crowd, Montreal. Photo by JEAN GAGNON, Wikimedia Commons A haiku by LIN TAO I am human, thus I act, feel, think, love, hate all The…

A longing

Terence Bay lighthouse, Nova Scotia. Photo by DENNIS JARVIS, Wikimedia Commons  by MAY S. RACAZA I see you and yet I don’t but long to see…

Meeting halfway

ILLUSTRATION by TIHMILY LI A haiku by LIN TAO A careful, light touch And ripples spread further Until they met yours Lin Tao is a French-Chinese-Canadian haiku…

Winter’s mantle

Photo by MARITES N. SISON A haiku by LIN TAO Snowflake to snowflake My field is an ocean A great white expanse. Lin Tao is a French-Chinese-Canadian…

Art by a thousand cuts

Colombian-Canadian artist Josefina Hernandez shares her passion for the ancient Chinese art form of jianzhi, or paper cutting. Photos courtesy of JOSEFINA HERNANDEZ  By BEATRICE S….