Who is Bliss Carman

William Bliss Carman, FRSC (April 15, 1861 – June 8, 1929) was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate during his later years.

In Canada, Carman is classed as one of the Confederation Poets, a group which also included Charles G.D. Roberts (his cousin), Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott. "Of the group, Carman had the surest lyric touch and achieved the widest international recognition. But unlike others, he never attempted to secure his income by novel writing, popular journalism, or non-literary employment. He remained a poet, supplementing his art with critical commentaries on literary ideas, philosophy, and aesthetics."


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Bliss Carman Poems

  • The Yule Guest
    And Yanna by the yule log
    Sat in the empty hall,
    And watched the goblin firelight
    Caper upon the wall:...
  • The Sleepers
    The tall carnations down the garden walks
    Bowed on their stalks.

    Said Jock-a-dreams to John-a-nods,...
  • The Ships Of St John
    Smile, you inland hills and rivers!
    Flush, you mountains in the dawn!
    But my roving heart is seaward
    With the ships of gray St. John....
  • The Shadow Boatswain
    Don't you know the sailing orders?
    It is time to put to sea,
    And the stranger in the harbor
    Sends a boat ashore for me....
  • The Red Wolf
    With the fall of the leaf comes the wolf, wolf, wolf,
    The old red wolf at my door.

    And my hateful yellow dwarf, with his hideous crooked laugh,...
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Top 10 most used topics by Bliss Carman

Sea 34 World 30 Heart 29 Night 27 Wind 27 Long 26 Sun 25 Time 23 White 22 Dark 22


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  • Theorganicview: i saw the white daisies go down to the sea...the people god sends us to set our heart free william bliss carman
  • Raj65025523: from ‘lord of the morning’ (1915) by early twentieth-century canadian poet bliss carman. a sunrise of altocumulus spotted over lake ontario, toronto, canada by bob hotte (member 13,770).
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  • Theorganicview: i saw the white daisies go down to the sea...the people god sends us to set our heart free william bliss carman
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