Listed Alphabetically by Name of Author
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DANIEL, Lorne (b. 1953):
"The Falls"
IN: Forrie, 61-62.
Comment: Traditional landscape motif. Worth comparing with earlier instances of poems dealing with the motif of falls.
"The Maple"
IN: Dewart, 112-114.
Comment: Native flora perceived and praised.
DAVEY, Frank (b. 1940):
IN: Bowering, Vol. II, 87.
IN: Canadian Chamber of Contemporary Poetry, 18.
Comment: Strong awareness of nature.
DESROCHERS, Alfred (1901-1978)
"Stoning Land"
IN: Glassco, 82.
Comment: Comment: Originally written in French. Transl.Ralph Gustafson. Deals with the settlers' harsh living conditions.
DESAULNIERS, Gonsalve (1863-1934)
"Midday in the Fields"
IN: Glassco, 37.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. John Glassco. Rural pastoral scene.
"On the River"
IN: Dewart, 292-293.
Comment: Moralizing on the nature experience. The lesson taught by the river. Wordsworthian gospel. Poem is very imitative. It projects a romantic European pattern of thinking onto a new world landscape.
DEWART, E.H. (1828-1903):
"The Falls of Niagara"
IN: Dewart, 137-140.
Comment: Topographical. Emphasizing the grandeur of the natural spectacle.
DEWDNEY, Christopher (b. 1951):
From: "A natural history of Southwestern Ontario, Book 2",
IN: Lee, 78-79.
Comment: Environmental destruction noticed.
DI CICCO, Pier Giorgio (b. 1949):
IN: Lee, 84.
Comment: Deliberately unromantic ‘sun poem’. Perceptual process reflected. Destruction of the romantic cliché of the sun.
DILLOW, H. C. (b. 1922):
"Winter Mouse"
IN: Forrie, 64-65.
Comment: Animal motif.
IN: Forrie, 65.
DONNELL, David (b. 1939):
"The Canadian Prairies View of Literature" (1982)
IN: Atwood, 366-367; Lee 99-100.
Comment: A kind of meta-literary reflection on prairie literature. Working with available clichés.
DUDEK, Louis (b. 1918):
"Coming Suddenly to the Sea" (1956)
IN: Atwood, 206; Brown & Bennett, II, 46-47; Daymond & Monkman, II, 359-360.
Comment: A kind of epiphany. A twenty-eight year old sees, and responds to, the sea for the first time. The sea "froze me into a circle of marble, sending the icy air out in lukewarm waves". The overwhelming power of the sea is grasped.
"For Joe McKinaw"
IN: Day et al., 48-50.
Comment: Fear of devastation. Ecological holocaust.
DUNCAN, Nora M.:
"The Flood"
IN: Creighton, 65.
Comment: Natural catastrophe.