Nicholas Flood Davin

(January 13, 1840 – October 18, 1901 / Ireland)

Nicholas Flood Davin Poems

1. Young Canada 4/28/2012

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Young Canada

A youthful giant, golden-haired
With fearless forehead, eye of blue,
And large and clear its frosty depths,
With fire within its darkn’ing hue.

His spear which dwarfs the tallest pine,
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Is bound around with yellow grain,
His shield is rich in varied scenes,
To right and left loud roars the main.

A-top eternal snow is piled;
Bright chains of lakes flash down through woods
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Now bleak, now green, now gold, now fire,
Touched by the season’s changing moods.

He dreameth of unborn times;
With manhood’s thoughts ...

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