Winter's Tales (Home)

By Lawrence Sandy

Off to Benton Harbour
Summer Holidays
Learning to Drive
Taking a Walk
What a Beautiful Day
A Winter's Tale
Good Night, Sweetheart
The Two Pears
Summer Love
Breakfast Tidbit
In the Winter of Our Life
A Purim Spiel
Negative vs. Positive
What Would I Do
   Without Poetry?

Waking Up
Spring Is in Our Hearts




About Lawrence Sandy

Lawrence Sandy celebrating his birthdayAfter a successful business career and two decades of retirement activity (travelling around the world, enjoying theater and symphony, and volunteering with Meals on Wheels, the Cancer Society and Circle of Care), Lawrence Sandy suddenly took up pen (or keyboard) and wrote his first poem at age 93.

His poetry is as diverse as his interests and experience, and reflects his curious, always engaged, and upbeat nature. He knows that life is a gift to be savored, and the world rarely fails to awe or amuse him.

He has always enjoyed nature and word-paints these scenes in vivid colors, whether recalled from childhood or observed in the present. And of course he writes about his one true love, Kay, his wife of 71 years and counting.

A volume of Lawrence Sandy's poetry, Winter's Tale, has been published in honor of his 97th birthday. It may be purchased at: or through

Proceeds will be donated to the poetry and drama group at the Terraces of Baycrest, Toronto.

In the early morning hours of March 20, 2013, Lawrence Sandy passed away in his sleep at the age of 98 (and two months). He is mourned and greatly missed by family and friends. Here is a link to the chapel's Memorial Book for Lawrence Sandy. He could no longer see well enough to type. But not long before his death on the vernal equinox, he dictated a poem about spring, his last poem, which has been added to this collection.