Winter (Zemestan)

Your greetings they’ll ignore.With their heads resting on their chests,They seek warmth from their breasts,None affords to lift a head to greet the guests. Vision is limited,The road’s dark and slick.Your extended friendly hand is refused,Not because they are confused;They rather keep their hands where they are warmed.It is frightfully cold. Do not be alarmed.Continue reading “Winter (Zemestan)”

To a Mistake Filled New Year

I hope that in this year to come,you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes,then you are making new things,trying new things,learning, living,pushing yourself,changing yourself,changing your world. You’re doing thingsyou’ve never done before,and more importantly,you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you,and all of us,and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes.Make glorious,Continue reading “To a Mistake Filled New Year”

January Hymn

On a winter’s Sunday I goTo clear away the snowAnd green the ground below April all an ocean awayIs this a better way to spend the day?Keeping the winter at bay What were the words I meant to sayBefore you leftWhen I could see your breath leadWhere you were going to Maybe I should justContinue reading “January Hymn”

Hopes for a New Year

Let the sky celebrate!Let it pour some rainto wash away the past years’ grief. Let the fireworks speakannouncing a New Year to break,displaying seasons of different flavours. Oh New Year, can you restoreour hopes and spill our fears? I wonder.. What will you bring?Happiness, confusion, or sadness?Let the other years witness..your joy, your pity, yourContinue reading “Hopes for a New Year”

New Years Eve

When the bells all ring and the horns all blowAnd the couples we know are fondly kissingWill I be with you or will I be among the missing? Maybe it’s much too early in the gameAh, but I thought I’d ask you just the sameWhat are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s eve? Wonder whoseContinue reading “New Years Eve”

Christmas Waltz

Originally released as the B-side to the famous White Christmas, this fabulous Christmas tune was written on a hot, dry California summer day, at the request of Frank Sinatra. Merry ChristmasMerry ChristmasMay your New Year dreams come true Frosted window panesCandles gleaming insidePainted candy canes on the treeSanta’s on his wayHe’s filled his sleigh withContinue reading “Christmas Waltz”

Solstice Evergreen

December 21 – the longest night of this year, also known by some as Midwinter. A time to celebrate the returning of the sun and the lengthening of days. It came as a scene from an old picture postcardof Victorian ladies with skates on their feetof ponds frozen over and boughs hung with ice tipsandContinue reading “Solstice Evergreen”

Those Winter Sundays

Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms were warm, he’d call, and slowly IContinue reading “Those Winter Sundays”

I’ve Got Everything I Need, Almost

In 2019, Downchild has been celebrating 50 years of making sweet Canadian blues. The cherry on the cake has been having their song I’ve Got Everything I Need, Almost inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Congrats gents, long may you play! I got everything I need, almostI got everything I need, almostBut IContinue reading “I’ve Got Everything I Need, Almost”