Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts Poems
- Monition A faint wind, blowing from World's End, ...
- Tantramar Revisited Summers and summers have come, and ...
- In An Old Barn Tons upon tons the brown-green fragrant hay...
- An April Adoration Sang the sun rise on an amber morn ...
- Canadian Streams O rivers rolling to the sea From lands that...
- The Autumn Thistles The morning sky is white with mist, the ...
- The Great And Little Weavers The great and the little ...
Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG, FRSC was a Canadian poet and prose writer who is known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. He was "almost the first Canadian author to obtain worldwide reputation and influence; he was also a tireless promoter and encourager of Canadian literature.... He published numerous works on Canadian exploration and natural history, verse, travel books, and fiction." "At his death he was regarded as Canada's leading man of letters."
Besides his own body of work, Roberts is also called the "Father of Canadian Poetry" because he served as an inspiration and a source of assistance for other Canadian poets of his ... more »
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A faint wind, blowing from World's End,
Made strange the city street.
A strange sound mingled in the fall
Of the familiar feet.
Something unseen whirled with the leaves
To tap on door and sill.
Something unknown went whispering by
Even when the wind was still.
And men looked up with startled eyes
And hurried on their way,
As if they had been called, and told
How brief their day.