Welcome to RonVerzuh.ca

Writer & Historian

Contact me at ron@ronverzuh.ca

Member Login
Lost your password?

Posts Tagged ‘ poetry ’

Proletarian Cromwell – A Labour History Essay

0
May 17, 2017
Proletarian Cromwell – A Labour History Essay

Canadian labour historians have often cited politically inspired poems to portray first-hand the misery of the workplace, the poverty experienced by working families, the inequality perpetrated by the capitalist system, or to describe the agency of the working class in seeking justice against those who exercise hegemony over them. But few have been inclined...
Read More »

The Song Stays Sweet – A Prose Poem

1
December 17, 2015
The Song Stays Sweet – A Prose Poem

  Muscle cars slink along Canal Street in their wheel skirts. Vroom, vroom. Radios on high bass shake the sidewalk passers-by. Big men wear big gold watches and smile their big gold teeth. Pushing and laughing and butting fists. Are they the murderers to be or just some mother’s little boys? Music along Royal...
Read More »

Time – A Yannis Ritsos Poem

0
October 29, 2013
Time – A Yannis Ritsos Poem

We have immersed ourselves in the poetry of Yannis Ritsos, acknowledged as one of the great Grecian poets of the last century, and are reliving our recent trip to Peloponnesian towns in Greece through him. “Time” is taken from his collection of 36 poems in the book Monovasia which has been published with the...
Read More »

The Flowers of Peloponnesos – A Photo Essay

0
October 11, 2013
The Flowers of Peloponnesos – A Photo Essay

On returning from Greece’s Peloponnesian Peninsula, what I will remember most vividly is the sense of antiquity and right beside that memory I will place the ageless beauty of the flowers of Peloponnesos. They grow everywhere in the craggy ruins of Mycenae or Epidavros or Mystra or Monemvasia. They even grow miraculously in the...
Read More »

Garden in Summer – A Prose Poem

1
August 4, 2013
Garden in Summer – A Prose Poem

The summer of 2013:  hot, dry and glorious. Summer and the gardens are working overtime to produce their gorgeous colours, sweet fruit and an array of vegetable delights. There are the daisies (yellow, red and shocking pink), the pansies, the rhodos (burned by the hot sun),  the dahlias, and the roses. Oh, the roses, those...
Read More »

The Smelter Poets – A History Essay

0
April 23, 2013
The Smelter Poets – A History Essay

Abstract When celebrated Wobbly troubadour Joe Hill purportedly visited the Rossland Miners’ Hall in the early 1900s to lend his support to the first Canadian local of the rugged Western Federation of Miners (WFM), he no doubt shared some of his inspired verses with the mine workers who are said to have protected him. Claims...
Read More »

The Smelter Poets – A History Essay (Updated)

0
June 4, 2012
The Smelter Poets – A History Essay (Updated)

When celebrated Wobbly troubadour Joe Hill purportedly visited the Rossland Miners’ Hall in the early 1900s to lend his support to the first Canadian local of the rugged Western Federation of Miners (WFM), he no doubt shared some of his inspired verses with the mine workers who are said to have protected him. Claims...
Read More »

Feasting with Love

3
January 9, 2011
Feasting with Love

Why another cookbook? Why not another cookbook especially one that is infused with so much tenderness, thoughtfulness and a deeply maturing love. We are writing a cookbook for lovers, young and old, but particularly for those of a certain age, a mature age. These recipes will appeal to lovers of good food, good stories...
Read More »

Books