O Life, dear Life, in this fair house
Long since did I, it seems to me,
In some mysterious doleful way
Fall out of love with thee.
For, Life, thou art become a ghost,
A memory of days gone by,
Bliss Carman was one of the Canadian Confederation poets--those born in the early 1860s, of whom Carman, Charles G. D. Roberts, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott are the acknowledged leader...