Hidden Rooms

by Wanda Campbell

© London: Canadian Poetry Press, 2000.


 

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Susanna Moodie
  Oh! Can You Leave Your Native Land?
  The Sleigh-Bells
   The Back-Woodsman
  The Poet
  Oh Canada! Thy Gloomy Woods
  The Lament of a Canadian Emigrant
  The Otonabee
  The Indian Fisherman’s Light
  Lines
  The Drunkard’s Return
  The Nautical Philosophers
  Brian, the Still-Hunter
  The Maple Tree
  The future flower
  Indian Summer
  Grace Marks
  Genius

Rosanna Leprohon
  An Autumn Evening at Murray Bay
  The River Saguenay
  Far West Emigrant
  Beneath the Snow
  Winter in Canada
  A Modern Courtship
  The Tryst of the Sachem’s Daughter
  Given and Taken
  The Recollect Church
  Sister M.B.’s Arrival in Montreal, 1654
  Charles VII and Joan of Arc at Rheims
  Sea-Shore Musings
  A Girl’s Day Dream and Its Fulfilment

Agnes Maule Machar
  September among the Thousand Islands
  To a Friend in Europe
  In a Studio
  Laura Secord
  Untrodden Ways; or, Two Visions
  Quebec to Ontario
  An Indian Summer Carol
  Our Canadian Fatherland
  An August Morning
  The Happy Islands
  A Woman’s Meeting
  November
  The Madonna of the Entry
  In the Forest
  The Indian Pipe
  The Passing of Clote-Scarp, or Glooscap
  A Misunderstanding

Isabella Valancy Crawford
  The Vesper Star
  Esther
  Canada to England
  War
  The Camp of Souls
  The City Tree
  A Wooing
  At the Opera—A Fragment
  Said the Canoe
  Toronto
  The Hidden Room
  His Clay
  The Ghosts of the Trees
  All Men are Born Free and Equal
  Egypt, I Die!
  Hugh and Ion

Ethelwyn Wetherald
  To a Poet
  Love’s Phases
  Woodland Worship
  The Sound of the Axe
  The Humming-Bird
  The Wind of Death
  Tangled in Stars
  Unheard Niagaras
  A Winter Picture
  The World Well Lost
  The Screech Owl
  In the Crowd
  The One Face
  The Larger Love
  The Prodigal Son
  The Bat
  Two
  Marriage Vows
  Hester Prynne Speaks
  Each to her Own
  Youth in Age
  The Lonely Lake

Susan Frances Harrison
  Niagara in Winter
  “J’ai Trop Bu La Vie”
  Villanelle
  In March
  England
  Tintern Abbey
  December
  April
  Paranthese
  Rhapsodie (II)
  The Thousand Islands
  At St. Hilaire
  November
  Amethyst
  To Tom Thomson
  To a Garden Thistle (8 Feet High)
  The Lumberjack
  A Canadian Anthology

Pauline Johnson
  A Cry from an Indian Wife
  The Fourth Act
  Shadow River
  Rondeau
  The Idlers
  Two Women
  “Through Time and Bitter Distance”
  Re-voyage
  The Song My Paddle Sings
  Rainfall
  The Portage
  Ojistoh
  Marshlands
  Penseroso
  Fire-Flowers
  Silhouette
  The Corn-Husker
  Low Tide at St. Andrews
  Autumn’s Orchestra
  The Ballad of Yaada

Annie Charlotte Dalton
  A Lunatic’s Will Done into Verse
  The Robin’s Egg
  The Sky
  To Viola Meynell
  Listening In
  Monotony
  Silence
  To Emily Brontë
  Out of Work
  The Candle
  The Sounding Portage
  The Skraelings
  Flowers for Lady Franklin
  To the Young Man Jesus
  Green Leopards
  The Praying Mantis
  To Hathor the Mistress of Turquoise

Sophia Almon Hensley
  Soothing
  Slack Tide
  Crows
  Disappointment
  Noon
  Pictures
  Song
  Loneliness
  Barter
  Misunderstanding
  A Dream
  The Real Woman
  Courage
  The Madonna
  Love’s Rights
  The Worker Woman
  Morning Glories
  Karma
  Repatriated

Katherine Hale
  To a Poet
  The New Joan
  I Who Cut Patterns
  Crimson Pool
  Cun-ne-wa-bum
  Buffalo Meat
  An Old Lady
  She Who Paddles
  Poetesses
  Going North
  The Island
  Negro Church Bazaar
  Imprisonment
  Mexican Road Menders
  Dancer and the Dust
  Nearing Quebec
  This Oblivion

Louise Morey Bowman
  Moonlight and Common Day
  Darkness
  She Plans her Funeral
  Timepieces
  Oranges
  Green Apples
  The Mountain that Watched
  Twelve Hokku
  Life Sequence
  City Child’s Easter
  Prayer in Scarlet and White Paint
  Garden in Agra
  Dragon Orchard
  Waxworks
  Mermaid
  Delicate Sandals
  Pink
  Portraits of Five Sinners
  Bonnet Over the Mill

Marjorie Pickthall
  Dawn
  Persephone Returning to Hades
  Père Lalemant
  Kwannon
  Three Island Songs
  Chanson de la Tour
  On Amaryllis
  The Chosen
  Inheritance
  Summer Casualty Lists
  Marching Men
  Mary Tired
  The Indian Dancer
  When Winter Comes
  Woodsman in the Foundry
  Christ in the Museum
  Snow in April
  Two Souls
  Canada’s Century
  Modern Endymion
  Princess in the Tower
  The Bird in the Room

Explanatory Notes

Some Suggestions for Further Reading

Afterwords