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WILLIAM BLISS CARMAN
Canadian poet and journalist
(1861 - 1929)

Art thou a hyacinth blossom
  The shepherds upon the hills
    Have trodden into the ground?
      Shall I not life thee?
      - translation of Sappho [Hyacinths]

Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
      - [Indifference]

Over the shoulders and slopes of the dune
  I saw the white daisies go down to the sea,
    A host in the sunshine, an army in June,
      The people God sends us to set our heart free.
      - Daisies [Daisies]

When promise and patience are wearing thin,
  When endurance is almost driven in,
    When our angels stand in a waiting hush,
      Remember the Marne and Ferdinand Foch.
      - The Man of the Marne [Memory]

Thank God for poverty
  That makes and keeps us free,
    And lets us go our unobtrusive way,
      Glad of the sun and rain,
        Upright, serene, humane,
          Contented with the fortune of a day.
      - The Word at Saint Kavin's [Poverty]

Art thou the topmost apple
  The gathers could reach,
    Reddening on the bough?
      Shall I not take thee?
      - Trans. of Sappho (53) [Apples]

The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry,
  Of bugles going by.
      - Vagabond Song [Maple : Trees]

There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir:
  We must rise and follow her,
    When from every hill of flame
      She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.
      - Vagabond Song [October]


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