Who is Archibald Lampman

Archibald Lampman FRSC (17 November 1861 – 10 February 1899) was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;' and he is perhaps the most outstanding exponent of the Canadian school of nature poets." The Canadian Encyclopedia says that he is "generally considered the finest of Canada's late 19th-century poets in English."

Lampman is classed as one of Canada's Confederation Poets, a group which also includes Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, and Duncan Campbell Scott.

Life Archibald Lampman was born at Morpeth, Ontario, a village near Chatham, the son of Archibald Lampman, an Anglican clergyman. "The Morpeth that Lampman knew was a small town set in the rolling farm country of what is now western Ontario, not far from th...
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Archibald Lampman Poems

  • Vivia Perpetua
    Now being on the eve of death, discharged
    From every mortal hope and earthly care,
    I questioned how my soul might best employ
    This hand, and this still wakeful flame of mind, ...
  • The City Of The End Of Things
    Beside the pounding cataracts
    Of midnight streams unknown to us
    'Tis builded in the leafless tracts
    And valleys huge of Tartarus. ...
  • Amor Vitë
    I love the warm bare earth and all
    That works and dreams thereon:
    I love the seasons yet to fall:
    I love the ages gone, ...
  • Winter-break
    All day between high-curded clouds the sun
    Shone down like summer on the steaming planks.
    The long, bright icicles in dwindling ranks
    Dripped from the murmuring eaves till one by one ...
  • Morning On The Lië"vres
    Far above us where a jay
    Screams his matins to the day,
    Capped with gold and amethyst,
    Like a vapour from the forge ...
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Long 72 Sweet 70 Dream 68 Life 64 Night 62 Light 60 Wind 54 Earth 53 Heart 52 Soft 51


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Because I am mad about women
I am mad about the hills,'
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