Mythos & Marginalia

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j.g. lewis

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A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .

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other times
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j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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For Only A While
Posted on October 1, 2016 by j.g.lewisLeave a comment


Poetry is power, and poetry is
a weakness, as much cowardice
as courage. A delightful
contradiction, it sucks at your
soul, and, like a fussy infant,
cannot wait to be fed. More.
Not to be silenced until sated.
Nourished then,
it so slips into gentle slumber,
life’s rhythm allowing dreams and
sweet solace, only to wake soiled
and screaming. Comfort comes
with a soothing voice, gentle touch,
and reassurance. Flesh and blood,
innocent for only a while, it grows
alongside you, until it stands
on its own.
You give it life, then it to you.




Art is what art does.
There are no rules, and
the boundaries are trampled
with footprints of those
who dare to step over. Art
is both public, and deeply
personal. It is never the same,
and the attraction is uniquely
individual. If the art comes from
what is in your heart, you will
never copy anyone. Be original.
No two souls feel the same way.
Participate in the process,
create for your self, and people
will find their way to your art.

The weekend in Toronto,
From sunset on Saturday to
Sunday’s sunrise, there will be
art and artists taking part in
There is something for everybody
right through the night, and it is
FREE. Google it, look for it, talk
about it, support it and, most
importantly, ENJOY IT.
Isn’t that what art is all about?

I’ll be
sharing some of my poetry
as one of the
many performers in

KORSI at The Gardiner Museum.
I’ll be reading at 8:30 p.m., and
later in the night, or early in
the morn,
some time between
dusk and dawn.

I won’t be the only poet, and there
will be belly dancing, singing,
palm reading, story telling, and
a lot of music.

KORSI, an installation by
Toronto’s Maziar Ghaderi,
follows a reinterpreted Iranian
tradition in the spirit of community
and togetherness.

Come and share the night

The Gardiner Museum
111 Queens Park

Oct. 1 – 2 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.