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Post by aradlaw » November 12th, 2016, 8:23 pm

In November by Archibald Lampman (1861 - 1899).

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Archibald Lampman FRSC 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. ( Wikipedia)
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With loitering step and quiet eye,
Beneath the low November sky,
I wandered in the woods, and found
A clearing, where the broken ground
Was scattered with black stumps and briers,
And the old wreck of forest fires.
It was a bleak and sandy spot,
And, all about, the vacant plot
Was peopled and inhabited
By scores of mulleins long since dead.
A silent and forsaken brood
In that mute opening of the wood,
So shrivelled and so thin they were,
So gray, so haggard, and austere,
Not plants at all they seemed to me,
But rather some spare company
Of hermit folk, who long ago,
Wandering in bodies to and fro,
Had chanced upon this lonely way,
And rested thus, till death one day
Surprised them at their compline prayer,
And left them standing lifeless there.

There was no sound about the wood
Save the wind's secret stir. I stood
Among the mullein-stalks as still
As if myself had grown to be
One of their sombre company,
A body without wish or will.
And as I stood, quite suddenly,
Down from a furrow in the sky
The sun shone out a little space
Across that silent sober place,
Over the sand heaps and brown sod,
The mulleins and dead goldenrod,
And passed beyond the thickets gray,
And lit the fallen leaves that lay,
Level and deep within the wood,
A rustling yellow multitude.

And all around me the thin light,
So sere, so melancholy bright,
Fell like the half-reflected gleam
Or shadow of some former dream;
A moment's golden revery
Poured out on every plant and tree
A semblance of weird joy, or less,
A sort of spectral happiness;
And I, too, standing idly there,
With muffled hands in the chill air,
Felt the warm glow about my feet,
And shuddering betwixt cold and heat,
Drew my thoughts closer, like a cloak,
While something in my blood awoke,
A nameless and unnatural cheer,
A pleasure secret and austere.


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Post by aradlaw » November 16th, 2016, 3:07 pm

Thank you Rosslyn and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 16th, 2016, 3:31 pm

Thanks Kangaroo, your volume is to low at 77 DB, could you please amplify to the required 89 dB and upload. You may need a Noise Reduction pass after amplifying. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » November 16th, 2016, 3:41 pm

Thank you Kangaroo. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 19th, 2016, 7:46 pm

Thank you Tomas. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 20th, 2016, 12:21 pm

Thank you Matthew and Maria. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » November 20th, 2016, 12:59 pm

Here's my reading on this very windy November afternoon.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/innovember_lampman_dl_128kb.mp3
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