Norah M. Holland

(1876-1925 / Ontario)

Biography of Norah M. Holland

Norah M. Holland poet

Norah Mary Holland (1876-1925) was a Canadian poet.

Life

Holland was born in Collingwood, Ontario, the daughter of Elizabeth Yeats and John H. Holland. Her mother was a first cousin of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats.

In 1889 the Hollands moved to Toronto, and Norah Holland completed her education at Toronto's Parkdale Collegiate. She work for the Dominion Press Clippping Bureau for eight years, and then joined the Toronto Daily News

Her play, When Half Gods Go, was the final performance staged by Toronto's Margaret Eaton School of Literature and Expression in 1928.

Norah M. Holland's Works:

Publications

Spun Yarn and Spindrift. London and Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1918. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1918.
When Half Gods Go and Other Poems. Toronto: Macmillan, 1929. Publications
Spun Yarn and Spindrift. London and Toronto: J.M. Dent, 1918. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1918.
When Half Gods Go and Other Poems. Toronto: Macmillan, 1929.

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The Unchristened Child

Alanna! Alanna! Within the churchyard's round
There's many graves of childer there; they lie in holy ground.
But yours is on the mountain side beneath the hawthorn tree,
O sweet one, my fleet one, that's gone so far from me.

Alanna! Alanna! When that small mound was made
No mass was sung, no bell was rung, no priest above it prayed;
Unchristened childer's souls they say may ne'er see Heaven's light–
O lone one, my own one, where strays your soul to-night?

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