Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.Continue reading “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Snow Day

Growing up in the countryside of south-western Ontario, we definitely knew what winter was all about. We were bussed to school and the drivers were fearless. Some could navigate the unplowed roads and through near blow outs as they had driven the roads every day for years. I can recall one day having a neighbourContinue reading “Snow Day”

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

Need an upbeat winter tune to help get your gears in motion? Irving Berlin wrote a real treat in this one : I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm. It’s guaranteed to get you off of your chair, out of your blue funk, and ready to face those never ending lists of chores, parties,Continue reading “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”

Northern Sky

I never felt magic crazy as thisI never saw moons knew the meaning of the seaI never held emotion in the palm of my handOr felt sweet breezes in the top of a treeBut now you’re hereBrighten my northern sky.I’ve been a long time that I’m waitingBeen a long that I’m blownI’ve been a longContinue reading “Northern Sky”

River

River, released nearly 50 years ago, is a classically Canadian, non-Christmasy, Christmas-time tune of lost love. It’s perfect for those who may have the Christmas blues, or are just tired of listening to the fake, off-tune, glittery tunes the radio churns out 24/7 this time of year. It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down treesContinue reading “River”

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Initially released in 1984, Do They Know It’s Christmas? was a collaboration of top UK musicians, under the header Band Aid . The recording was made in an attempt to raise money for the starving in Ethiopia, who the world seemed to have forgotten. In 2004, Band Aid 20, re-recorded the original song. The recordsContinue reading “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Grown Up Christmas List

Do you remember meI sat upon your kneeI wrote to you with childhood fantasies Well I’m all grown-up nowAnd still need help somehowI’m not a childBut my heart still can dream So here’s my lifelong wishMy grown-up Christmas listNot for myselfBut for a world in need No more lives torn apartThat wars would never startAndContinue reading “Grown Up Christmas List”

So This Is Christmas

First released in the early 70’s, this song is sadly way too relevant nearly 50 years later. The message of peace still seems to fall on deaf ears far too often. Be kind to your neighbours and strangers on the street. Live love. So this is ChristmasAnd what have you done?Another year overAnd a newContinue reading “So This Is Christmas”

Winterlong

I waited for you, Winterlong You seem to be where I belong. It’s all illusion anyway. If things should ever turn out wrong And all the love we have is gone, It won’t be easy on that day. Waiting to follow Through the dreamlight of your way Is not so easy for me now. HalfContinue reading “Winterlong”

Live to Love

Love is life’s end,an end but never endingAll joys all sweets all happiness awardingLove is life’s wealth ne’er spent but ever spendingMore rich by giving taking by discardingLove is life’s reward rewarded in rewardingThen from thy wretched heart fond care removeOh should thou live but once Love’s sweets to proveThou wilt not love to liveContinue reading “Live to Love”