Public Domain Day (Canada) 2013


I almost missed it, but as of Tuesday, here in Canada all the work of Bruno Walter, Michael Curtiz, Franz Kline, Egon Petri, Yves Klein, Alfred Cortot, Frank Borzage, William Faulkner, e.e. cummings, Hanns Eisler, Ernie Kovacs

Robinson Jeffers

To the Stone-cutters
Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated
Challengers of oblivion
Eat cynical earnings, knowing rock splits, records fall down,
The square-limbed Roman letters
Scale in the thaws, wear in the rain. The poet as well
Builds his monument mockingly;
For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave sun
Die blind and blacken to the heart:
Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained
thoughts found
The honey of peace in old poems.

Fritz Kreisler

and Tod Browning

Are all in the public domain.