Wheat Connections to Ukraine

Ukraine is more than a country on the far side of the globe under attack by a brutal dictator. The Russian aggression affronts me. It saddens me what is happening inside the country and neighbouring nations. I feel, too, for those who’ve emigrated to Canada and are watching what’s happening in their homeland.

The Ukrainian flag, golden wheat field, blue sky … one interpretation

But we also have physical and symbolic ties to Ukraine that are long-standing.… Continue reading

The Wheat Field … “Raising Its Radiance to the Moon”

“Wheat Field With Crows” by Vincent Van Gogh

In the Fall of 1975, I was one of a handful of people sitting in a classroom in the Buchanan Building at the University of British Columbia. It was the noon hour. A few people ate sandwiches, some conversed in hushed tones.

W.S. Merwin

I don’t remember any introduction.… Continue reading