Duncan Campbell Scott
Duncan Campbell Scott Poems
- Angel Come to me when grief is over, When the tired ...
- When Spring Goes By The winds that on the uplands softly ...
- The Forsaken I Once in the winter Out on a lake In the ...
- The Onondaga Madonna She stands full-throated and with ...
- The Half-Breed Girl She is free of the trap and the ...
- At The Cedars You had two girls -- Baptiste -- One is ...
- Enigma Some men are born to gather women's tears, To give a ...
Duncan Campbell Scott was a Canadian poet and prose writer. With Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman and Archibald Lampman, he is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets.
Scott was also a Canadian lifetime civil servant who served as deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1932, and is "best known" today for "advocating the assimilation of Canada’s First Nations peoples" in that capacity.
Scott was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Rev. William Scott and Janet MacCallum. He was educated at Stanstead Wesleyan Academy.
Early in life, he became an accomplished pianist.
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Come to me when grief is over,
When the tired eyes,
Seek thy cloudy wings to cover
Close their burning skies.
Come to me when tears have dwindled
Into drops of dew,
When the sighs like sobs re-kindled
Are but deep and few.
Hold me like a crooning mother,
Heal me of the smart;
All mine anguish let me smother
In thy brooding heart.