Duncan Campbell Scott

(2 August 1862 – 19 December 1947 / Ottawa, Ontario)

Duncan Campbell Scott Poems

41. At William Maclennan's Grave 4/19/2010
42. Fantasia 4/19/2010
43. The Forgers 4/19/2010
44. From Beyond 4/19/2010
45. Three Songs 4/19/2010
46. Elizabeth Speaks 4/19/2010
47. Angelus 1/3/2003
48. The Ghost's Story 4/19/2010
49. From 'Lines In Memory Of Edmund Morris' 4/19/2010
50. From Shadow 1/3/2003
51. Avis 1/3/2003
52. The Height Of Land 1/3/2003
53. Night Hymns On Lake Nipigon 1/3/2003
54. Afterwards 1/3/2003
55. The Harvest 1/3/2003
56. Improvisation On An Old Song 4/19/2010
57. An Impromptu 4/19/2010
58. Feuilles D'Automne 4/19/2010
59. Christmas Folk-Song 4/19/2010
60. By A Child's Bed 4/19/2010
61. Dream Voyageurs 4/19/2010
62. A Love Song 4/19/2010
63. Fragment Of An Ode To Canada 4/19/2010
64. The Violet Pressed In A Copy Of Shakespeare 1/3/2003
65. Ecstasy 4/19/2010
66. The Message 1/3/2003
67. Rain And The Robin 1/3/2003
68. Enigma 1/3/2003
69. The Half-Breed Girl 1/3/2003
70. The Onondaga Madonna 1/3/2003
71. At The Cedars 1/3/2003
72. When Spring Goes By 1/3/2003
73. Angel 4/19/2010
74. The Forsaken 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Duncan Campbell Scott

The Forsaken

I
Once in the winter
Out on a lake
In the heart of the north-land,
Far from the Fort
And far from the hunters,
A Chippewa woman
With her sick baby,
Crouched in the last hours
Of a great storm.
Frozen and hungry,
She fished through the ice
With a line of the twisted
Bark of the cedar,
And a rabbit-bone hook
Polished and barbed;
Fished with the bare hook
All through the wild day,
Fished and caught nothing;
While the young chieftain
Tugged at her breasts,
Or slept in the lacings
Of the warm tikanagan.
All the ...

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From Shadow

Now the November skies,
And the clouds that are thin and gray,
That drop with the wind away;
A flood of sunlight rolls,
In a tide of shallow light,
Gold on the land and white
On the water, dim and warm in the wood;
Then it is gone, and the wan
Clear of the shade

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