Frederick George Scott
Frederick George Scott Poems
- In The Winter Woods WINTER forests mutely standing Naked on ...
- The Crown Of Thorns WITH each new day new cares will wait for...
- The Unnamed Lake It sleeps among the thousand hills Where no...
- Sunrise O rising Sun, so fair and gay, What are you bringing...
- Requiescant In lonely watches night by night Great visions ...
- The River WHY hurry, little river, Why hurry to the ...
- Time I saw Time in his workshop carving faces; Scattered ...
Frederick George Scott was a Canadian poet and author, known as the Poet of the Laurentians. He is sometimes associated with Canada's Confederation Poets, a group that included Charles G.D. Roberts , Bliss William Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott . Scott published 13 books of Christian and patriotic poetry. Scott was a British imperialist who wrote many hymns to the British Empire—eulogizing his country's roles in the Boer Wars and World War I. Many of his poems use the natural world symbolically to convey deeper spiritual meaning. Frederick George Scott was the father of poet F. R. Scott.
Frederick George Scott was born 7 April 1861 in ... more »
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In The Winter Woods
WINTER forests mutely standing
Naked on your bed of snow,
Wide your knotted arms expanding
To the biting winds that blow,
Nought ye heed of storm or stress,
Stubborn, silent, passionless.
Buried is each woodland treasure,
Gone the leaves and mossy rills,
Gone the birds that filled with pleasure
All the valleys and the hills;
Ye alone of all that host
Stand like soldiers at your post.
Grand old trees, the words ye mutter,
Nodding in the frosty wind,
Wake some thoughts I cannot utter,
But which haunt the heart and mind,
With a meaning, ...