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    for Remembrance Day, a litte Leonard Cohen...
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    Beautiful - just tweeted it out
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam1729 View Post
    Beautiful - just tweeted it out
    I might have to show that at the beginning of my classes tomorrow, to give my students a little 'context'.
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    tell them it's a bit of poetry that all Canadian kids learn (or, back in the day, used to) in elementary school.
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    Wow, very powerful stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    tell them it's a bit of poetry that all Canadian kids learn (or, back in the day, used to) in elementary school.
    I did. They were pretty quiet for some time afterward.
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    I dont know how much McCrae was influenced by it but here it is:


    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Simonides_of_Ceos
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    tell them it's a bit of poetry that all Canadian kids learn (or, back in the day, used to) in elementary school.
    I learned it somewhere in school, in the US, but I have no recollection when. Could have been elementary school, or college, or somewhere in between. But it is a poem one always remembers and is always moved by.
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    Wow!
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