Edwardian and Georgian Canadian Poets
1900-1930


 

 

THE COMPLETE
POEMS
of FRANCIS SHERMAN
Edited with a Memoir by Lorne Pierce
Foreword by Sir Charles G. D. Roberts






TORONTO The RYERSON PRESS
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TO
FRANCIS AND JERRY
HIS SONS

 




CONTENTS

A MEMOIR.
  BY LORNE PIERCE
A FOREWORD.   BY SIR CHRALES G. D. ROBERTS
MATINS   [1896]

AT THE GATE
A LIFE
AT MATINS
AVE!
CADENCES
THE FOREIGNER
EASTER-SONG
THE RAIN
A MEMORY
AMONG THE HILLS
TO SUMMER
THE PATH
THE LAST FLOWER
AFTER HARVEST
HEAT IN SEPTEMBER
ON THE HILLSIDE
SUMMER DYING
A NOVEMBER VIGIL
BETWEEN THE BATTLES
THE KINGFISHER
NUNC DIMITTIS
THE QUIET VALLEY
THE CONQUEROR
THE KING’S HOSTEL
BETWEEN THE WINTER AND THE SPRING
THE MOTHER
THE WINDOW OF DREAMS
THE RELIEF OF WET WILLOWS
THE BUILDER
TE DEUM LAUDAMUS

IN MEMORABILIA MORTIS [1896]
I.
I MARKED THE SLOW WITHDRAWAL OF THE YEAR
II.
I WATCHED THE SLOW ONCOMING OF THE FALL
III.
A LITTLE WHILE BEFORE THE FALL WAS DONE
IV.
AND IN THIS GARDEN SLOPING TO THE SEA
V.
AND YE, ARE YE NOT WITH ME NOW ALWAY?
VI.
THEN, SUDDENLY, I WAS AWAKE

A PRELUDE [1897]
A PRELUDE

TWO SONGS AT PARTING [1899]
AND AFTER MANY DAYS

THE DESERTED CITY [1899]
THE HOUSE OF NIGHT
THE HOUSE OF DOUBT
THE HOUSE OF MERCY
THE HOUSE OF EARTH
THE HOUSE OF FAITH
THE HOUSE OF TEARS
THE HOUSE OF LOVE
THE HOUSE OF BEAUTY
THE HOUSE OF CONTENT
THE HOUSE OF CHANGE
THE HOUSE OF REGRET
THE HOUSE OF WISDOM
THE HOUSE OF SIN
THE HOUSE OF MUSIC
THE HOUSE OF COLOR
THE FOURTH DAY
VICTORY
THE LAST STORM
A LAST WORD

A CANADIAN CALENDAR:
 
  XII LYRICS [1900]
I.
IN THE NORTH
II.
A ROAD SONG IN MAY
III.
THE LANDSMAN
IV.
THE GHOST
V.
A SONG IN AUGUST
VI.
TO AUTUMN
VII.
THREE GREY DAYS
VIII.
THE WATCH
IX.
THE SEEKERS
X.
FELLOWSHIP
XI.
THE LODGER
XII.
MARCH WIND

AN ACADIAN EASTER AND OTHER
 
  LAST POEMS
AN ACADIAN EASTER
THE HOUSE OF FORGIVENESS
AT ADVENT-TIDE
BECAUSE THOU HAST NO DREAMS OF MY DISTRESS
A WORD FROM CANADA
THE MEETING
PROCESSIONAL
TO DOCTOR JOHN DONNE
A SONG
IN EXILE
IN APRIL
IN THE SOUTH
BECAUSE THY SEPARATE WAYS
AT TWILIGHT
THE RETURN
AT THE YEAR’S TURN
A HEARTH-SONG
“SO, AFTER ALL, WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE”

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