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Earth Voices by Bliss Carman

‘Earth Voices’ by Bliss Carman is a clever poem that utilizes personification in order to convey the perspective of the sun, the wind, and the rain.

Earth Voices by Bliss Carman

Death of a Young Son by Drowning by Margaret Atwood

‘Death of a Young Son by Drowning’ by Margaret Atwood is a beautiful and impactful poem about the death of Susanna Moodie’s young son. Atwood explores the grief of the mother and how her life changed. 

Death of a Young Son by Drowning by Margaret Atwood

Marshlands by Emily Pauline Johnson

‘Marshlands’ by Emily Pauline Johnson paints a picture of the life residing in a marshland as night approaches and casts the ecosystem into silence. 

Bull Song by Margaret Atwood 

‘Bull Song’ by Margaret Atwood describes the short life of a bull who is forced to fight in a ring against human “gods” and is then cut up for the victors.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

‘In Flanders Fields’ by John  McCrae is a well-known, and much revered, poem concerning the many lived lost in the Flanders area of Belgium during World War I.

My Masterpiece by Robert Service

‘My Masterpiece’ seems to be the poem Robert Service wrote to warn the reader about the regrets they may discover too late in their lives.

My Book by Robert Service

In writing ‘My Book,’ Robert Service reminds his readers about the importance of avoiding judgement on others and instead focusing on themselves.

Bored by Margaret Atwood

Bored by Margaret Atwood is a single stanza poem that reads as a fluid thought (or thoughts) ruminating on a complex experience of boredom throughout the speaker’s life.

This Is a Photograph of Me by Margaret Atwood

‘This Is a Photograph of Me’ is the first poem of Margaret Atwood’s poetry collection “The Circle Game,” published in 1964. This piece centers on a photograph of a child who has drowned in a lake.

A Rolling Stone by Robert Service

In ‘A Rolling Stone’, Robert Service reflects on the simple idea of getting away from the convoluted machinations of the modern world. The poem was published in Rhymes of a Rolling Stone in 1912.

A Rolling Stone by Robert Service

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