William Henry Drummond

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

William Henry Drummond Poems

41. Madrigal 1/4/2003
42. Madeleine Vercheres 4/12/2010
43. Memories 4/12/2010
44. De Stove Pipe Hole 4/12/2010
45. Spring Bereaved 2 1/4/2003
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

The Wreck Of The "Julie Plante": A Legend Of Lac St. Pierre

1 On wan dark night on Lac St. Pierre,
2 De win' she blow, blow, blow,
3 An' de crew of de wood scow "Julie Plante"
4 Got scar't an' run below—
5 For de win' she blow lak hurricane,
6 Bimeby she blow some more,
7 An' de scow bus' up on Lac St. Pierre
8 Wan arpent from de shore.

9 De captinne walk on de fronte deck,
10 An' walk de hin' deck too—
11 He call de crew from up de hole,
12 He call de cook also.
13 De cook she 's name was Rosie,
14 She come from Montreal, ...

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Le Vieux Temps

1 Venez ici, mon cher ami, an' sit down by me--so
2 An' I will tole you story of old tam long ago--
3 W'en ev'ryt'ing is happy--w'en all de bird is sing
4 An' me!--I'm young an' strong lak moose an' not afraid no t'ing.

5 I close my eye jus' so, an' see de place w'ere I am born--
6 I close my ear an' lissen to musique of de horn,
7 Dat 's horn ma dear ole moder blow--an only t'ing she play
8 Is 'viens donc vite Napoléon--'peche toi pour votre souper.'--

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