William Wilfred Campbell
William Wilfred Campbell Poems
- An October Evening The woods are haggard and lonely, ...
- How One Winter Came In The Lak... For weeks and ...
- The Winter Lakes Out in a world of death far to the northward...
- Indian Summer Along the line of smoky hills The crimson ...
- Out Of Pompeii She lay, face downward, on her beaded ...
- On Christmas Eve In byre and barn the mows are brim with ...
- Not Unto Endless Dark Not unto endless dark do we go ...
William Wilfred Campbell was born 15 June 1860 in Newmarket, Upper Canada (present-day Ontario). There is some doubt as to the date and place of his birth. His father, Rev. Thomas Swainston Campbell, was an Anglican clergyman who had been assigned the task of setting up several frontier parishes in "Canada West", as Ontario was then called. Consequently, the family moved frequently.
In 1871, the Campbells settled in Wiarton, Ontario, where Wilfred grew up, attending high school in nearby Owen Sound. The school later be renamed Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute). Campbell would look back on his childhood with fondness.
Campbell taught in Wiarton before ... more »
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An October Evening
1 The woods are haggard and lonely,
2 The skies are hooded for snow,
3 The moon is cold in Heaven,
4 And the grasses are sere below.
5 The bearded swamps are breathing
6 A mist from meres afar,
7 And grimly the Great Bear circles
8 Under the pale Pole Star.
9 There is never a voice in Heaven,
10 Nor ever a sound on earth,
11 Where the spectres of winter are rising
12 Over the night's wan girth.
13 There is slumber and death in the silence,
14 There is hate in the...