THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE
It fell on a day I was happy,
And the winds, the concave sky,
The flowers and the beasts in the meadow
Seemed happy even as I;
And I stretched my hands to...
The Canadian poet Archibald Lampman (1861-1899) was one of a loosely defined group of writers known as the "Confederation Poets" whose work represents the first significant literary movement in Canada...
Widely regarded by literary historians as the finest nineteenth-century poet writing in English Canada, Archibald Lampman himself recognized that he was "a minor poet of a superior order." His continu...