William Henry Drummond

(13 April, 1854 – 6 April, 1907 / Mohill, County Leitrim)

William Henry Drummond Poems

41. Madeleine Vercheres 4/12/2010
42. Memories 4/12/2010
43. De Stove Pipe Hole 4/12/2010
44. Spring Bereaved 2 1/4/2003
45. De Bell Of St. Michel 4/12/2010
46. De Papineau Gun 4/12/2010
47. This Life Which Seems So Fair 1/13/2003
48. Summons To Love 1/13/2003
49. Johnnie's First Moose 4/12/2010
50. De Snowbird 4/12/2010
51. De Habitant 4/12/2010
52. The Log Jam 5/17/2001
53. Bateese And His Little Decoys 4/12/2010
54. Invocation 1/4/2003
55. Autumn Days 4/12/2010
56. Inexorable 1/4/2003
57. To His Lute 1/13/2003
58. Saint John Baptist 1/4/2003
59. To The Nightingale 1/13/2003
60. Johnnie Courteau 4/12/2010
61. Le Vieux Temps 5/17/2001
62. Her Passing 1/4/2003
63. De Notaire Publique 4/12/2010
64. De Nice Leetle Canadienne 5/17/2001
65. How Bateese Came Home 5/17/2001
66. Change Should Breed Change 1/4/2003
67. The Wreck Of The "Julie Plante": A Legend Of Lac St. Pierre 12/31/2002
68. A Lament 1/13/2003
69. Little Bateese 5/17/2001

Comments about William Henry Drummond

  • Diane Barr (7/29/2019 6:30:00 PM)

    We had his book of poetry when I was a kid, I took it to school and never saw it again.

    I loved his humour, and remember a poem starting with: The win she blow at Lac St. Jean,
    The weather she was bad, Does anyone remember it.?

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  • english is boring (9/17/2018 11:57:00 PM)

    why is english so dead-beat trash

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  • Anne Marie (2/22/2018 7:24:00 PM)

    Hi , I actually have a question whether this author had a poem with the name Elodie in it

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  • David Brydges (12/18/2014 10:43:00 AM)

    Somebody needs to do an editing as their is a mish mash mess of poems written by the 16th century Scottish poet William Henry Drummond that are mixed with the 19th century Irish-Canadian poet Dr. William Henry Drummond. dave

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  • Chris Green (1/3/2006 8:13:00 AM)

    Just a not to point out the obvious: the biography of Drummond (born 1854 in Ireland) which is at the head of this page, is wrong: how could his father have died in Scotland in 1610? The biography is for someone else.

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  • P Goodridge (12/12/2004 12:16:00 PM)

    n0 commeny now for moi

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Best Poem of William Henry Drummond

How Bateese Came Home

1 W'en I was young boy on de farm, dat 's twenty year ago
2 I have wan frien' he 's leev near me, call Jean Bateese Trudeau
3 An offen w'en we are alone, we lak for spik about
4 De tam w'en we was come beeg man, wit' moustache on our mout'.

5 Bateese is get it on hees head, he 's too moche educate
6 For mak' de habitant farmerre--he better go on State--
7 An' so wan summer evening we 're drivin' home de cow
8 He 's tole me all de whole beez-nesse--jus' lak you hear me now.

9 'W'at 's use mak' foolish on de farm? dere 's no ...

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A Lament

My thoughts hold mortal strife;
I do detest my life,
And with lamenting cries
Peace to my soul to bring
Oft call that prince which here doth monarchize:
But he, grim grinning King,
Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprise,
Late having decked with beauty's rose his tomb,
Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.

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