Biography of Adeline Foster
Born in Calandar, Ontario, in the far north of Canada, Adeline Foster was deeply influenced by the poetry of Robert Service who wrote many of his ballads for the Yukon. She spent her early childhood years in New Brunswick with her grandmother. She adopted her grandmother's name as the pen-name for her poetry volumes. She reminisces fondly about the snowdrifts and Northern Lights, after returning to the North-country. Educated near Toronto, in Oshawa, Ontario, she went back to the north as a grammar teacher. Twice widowed, she moved south to Ottawa and then to Hagersville, in southern Ontario, and is now residing in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. After graduating in 1997 with a degree in Computer Information Services, she is currently teaching poetry.
Adeline Foster's Works:
Love's Diamond, her first volume of poetry was published in 1982 followed in 1985 by Storm Song. She has also published teaching aids and nonfiction books one of which is I Like To Tell Time (1980) , and a diet booklet: The Souper Success Story, (an explanation and annotation of the Cabbage Soup Diet) also a play entitled Golden Apples of the Sun. Her most recent book The Times Tables Tutor is a teaching aid that employs a series of mazes to enhance the students memory of the times tables.
Adeline Foster Poems
There are different kinds of words With names the same as you. Nouns are any thing you name: A cat, a dog, a shoe,
~ Trees There’s a tree outside your window
. Sea-Shell Shope
.Sea-Shell Shope She sells those sea shells Along the sea shore
~if There Be No God
~ If There Be No God If there be no God, Then all the stars, that in their place
~wide Open Spaces
~ Wide Open Spaces
Bloom Of Youth
The Bloom Of Youth Your day will come little girl, little girl, Be patient today and tomorrow.
~ Forgotten Old Cabin
~ Forgotten Old Cabin A forgotten old cabin at sunset, Whose chinks have loosened and fell,
~many A Mother Is Forgotten Today
~ Many A Mother Is Forgotten Today Many a mother is forgotten today For whatever reasons there are.
. I Walk In The Sunshine
I Walk In The Sunshine I Walk In The Sunshine You live in the night
Who Am I
~ Who Am I All of the words I want to say
Everybody Has Had Somebody
Everybody Has Had Somebody
^death Of Innocence
^Death Of Innocence A little girl was playing in the garden 'round her home, Mischief sparkled in her dark eyes and her curly hair was blond.
.the Hero Within
.The Hero Within Limit yourself to the easy and the difficult you'll never try.
~mother Dear, Oh Mother Dear
~ Mother Dear, O Mother Dear Mother dear, oh Mother dear, were you ever young?
~ To See
I saw a man unreasoning
Yet sure that he was right,
Unable to admit that some
Possess a different sight.
I threw a thought out to the world;