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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  • Finn_harvor: happy that “winter — solitude” was just selected by life screenings international one minute film festival via
  • Hkhclaire: "...and silence, frost, and beauty everywhere." ~ archibald lampman
  • Melaniejaxn: the dry dead leaves flit by with thin weird tunes, like failing murmurs of some conquered creed, graven in mystic markings with strange runes, that none but stars and biting winds may read. -archibald lampman
  • Plastic_bio: though fancy and the might of rhyme,that turneth like the tide,have borne me many a musing time,beloved, from thy sideah yet, i pray thee, deem not sweet, those hours were given in vain;within these covers to thy feeti bring them back again - archibald lampman
  • Opl_bpo: the winner of the archibald lampman award is … deborah-anne tunney!
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