In Memoriam.ca - Always in our hearts

About him

Barry St-Germain

Passed on: December 29th, 1987

My dear friend for too short a time. Nothing was too much trouble in his work as a committed and energetic arts organiser. As a friend, he was always ready with sober and helpful advice. Taken from us far too soon.

Time will say nothing but I told you so
Time only knows the price we have to pay;
If I could tell you I would let you know.

If we should weep when clowns put on their show,
If we should stumble when musicians play,
Time will say nothing but I told you so.

There are no fortunes to be told, although,
Because I love you more than I can say,
If I could tell you I would let you know.

The winds must come from somewhere when they blow,
There must be reason why the leaves decay;
Time will say nothing but I told you so.

Perhaps the roses really want to grow,
The vision seriously intends to stay;
If I could tell you I would let you know.

Suppose the lions all get up and go,
And the brooks and soldiers run away;
Will Time say nothing but I told you so?
If I could tell you I would let you know.

W H Auden