William Wilfred Campbell
William Wilfred Campbell Poems
- Indian Summer Along the line of smoky hills The crimson ...
- An October Evening The woods are haggard and lonely, ...
- How One Winter Came In The Lak... For weeks and ...
- Not Unto Endless Dark Not unto endless dark do we go ...
- Spring In Canada SEASON of life's renewal, love's rebirth, ...
- The End Of The Furrow When we come to the end of the ...
- Pan The Fallen He wandered into the market ...
William Wilfred Campbell was born 15 June 1860 in Newmarket, Upper Canada (present-day Ontario). There is some doubt as to the date and place of his birth. His father, Rev. Thomas Swainston Campbell, was an Anglican clergyman who had been assigned the task of setting up several frontier parishes in "Canada West", as Ontario was then called. Consequently, the family moved frequently.
In 1871, the Campbells settled in Wiarton, Ontario, where Wilfred grew up, attending high school in nearby Owen Sound. The school later be renamed Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute). Campbell would look back on his childhood with fondness.
Campbell taught in Wiarton before ... more »
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Along the line of smoky hills
The crimson forest stands,
And all the day the blue-jay calls
Throughout the autumn lands.
Now by the brook the maple leans
With all his glory spread,
And all the sumachs on the hills
Have turned their green to red.
Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river's mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.