25 Aug '11, 9am

Paddling Poets Deliver Poetry Readings by Canoe

Paddling Poets Deliver Poetry Readings by Canoe

Travelling along the Grand River, from Elora to Six Nations Grand River Territory, they stopped to give readings and play music in cafes, arts centres, by camp fires, in covered bridges and outside until a storm chased them in. They had a musician on hand to liven things up. Photo: fishquillpoetryboat It wasn't easy. The bugs were bad, the racoons took their food and the storms drenched them one night. They were not experienced canoeists but they paddled 5 to 6 hours a day, through all kinds of weather; rain and storms and broiling sun. To make things more challenging they rotated canoes, so each day they were paddling with some one different. Now comes the question: why did they do it ? Canoes are a strong part of Canadian culture and the rivers were the original communication routes in the country before people built roads. They "wondered how taking a bunch of non-nature...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/paddling-poets-po...

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