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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Sea Song

I will go down to the sea again, to the waste of waters, wild and wide;
I am tired–so tired–of hill and plain and the dull tame face of the country-side.

I will go out across the bar, with a swoop like the flight of a sea-bird's wings,
To where the winds and the waters are, with their multitudinous thunderings.

My prow shall furrow the whitening sea, out into the teeth of the lashing wind,
Where a thousand billows snarl and flee and break in a smother of foam behind.

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