PAPERS AND ARTICLES BY STEPHEN GILL
Mythical Interpretation of Indo/Canadian Diaspora
Blueprint for Peace
Canada becomes the choicest place largely because of her
recognition of peaceful co-existence and human
rights. The hands of such recognitions continuously
look after the Canadian garden to grow the fruits of the best living
conditions. This reduces the
wasteland of the unnecessary tension between and among religious and ethnic
Not all my compositions fit easily into the tight pigeonholes of the
haiku as conceived by pundits in North
America, particularly in Canada.
Therefore I call them trilliums. Three
main elements unite them. One is that each trillium contains three lines.
Another element is that each trillium refers to nature, time or a season. The
third common element is the absence of punctuation, except for the period.
*The year to break
Normally, I forget numbers,
especially years and dates. In spite of this weakness and a lapse of
substantial time, the year 1999 is secure in
the locker of my memory. The year
1999 is unforgettable also because of my visit to India after a long absence, and my
return to Canada with weird experiences. For nine
years I carried these experiences in the womb of my soul, debating whether to
share or not to share, and when and how to share.