Who is William Wilfred Campbell

William Wilfred Campbell (1 June ca. 1860 – 1 January 1918) was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country's Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott; he was a colleague of Lampman and Scott. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada." Although not as well known as the other Confederation poets today, Campbell was a "versatile, interesting writer" who was influenced by Robert Burns, the English Romantics, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Carlyle, and Alfred Tennyson. Inspired by these writers, Campbell expressed his own religious idealism in traditional forms and genres.

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William Wilfred Campbell Poems

  • To A Robin In November
    Sweet, sweet and the soft listening heaven reels
    In one blue ecstasy above thy song
    In the red heart of all the opening year,
    In the hushed murmur of low dreaming fields ...
  • The Winter Lakes
    Out in a world of death far to the northward lying,
    Under the sun and the moon, under the dusk and the day;
    Under the glimmer of stars and the purple of sunsets dying,
    Wan and waste and white, stretch the great lakes away. ...
  • The Higher Kinship
    Life is too grim with anxious, eating care
    To cherish what is best. Our souls are scarred
    By daily agonies, and our conscience marred
    By petty tyrannies that waste and wear. ...
  • The Dread Voyage
    1 Trim the sails the weird stars underâ??
    2 Past the iron hail and thunder,
    3 Past the mystery and the wonder,
    4 Sails our fated bark; ...
  • Canadian Folksong
    The doors are shut, the windows fast;
    Outside the gust is driving past,
    Outside the shivering ivy clings,
    While on the hob the kettle sings. ...
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Night 18 I Love You 17 Love 17 Earth 15 Great 15 Wind 14 Moon 14 Dream 14 World 13 Red 13

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Cbchh: william wilfred campbell. thanks!
Musicoflee: "the blind caravan" is a work for mezzo-soprano and pierrot ensemble that was commissioned for canada's sesquicentennial celebrations and is based on a poem by william wilfred campbell. the score and parts are available on sheet music plus:
Ttlastspring: poem by william wilfred campbell
Book_addict: happy birthday to canadian writer and poet william wilfred campbell (june 15, 1860), author of "snowflakes and sunbeams" (1888) et al.
Tmsalexa61: north and south and east and west, wherever their triumphs be, their glory goes home to the ocean-girt isle where the heather blooms and the roses smile england by william wilfred campbell (1861–1918)
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