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Poems
Listed Alphabetically by Name of Author
 
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FALLUDY, George:
"Northern Summer"
IN: Colombo (1978), 135.
Comment: An immigrant's positive awareness of the beauty of the Canadian landscape. Important!
 
FARKAS, Endre (b. 1948):
"Tree Planting"
IN: Norris, 123.
Comment: Tree considered as a pertinent symbol of life, morality, and family. Would deserve detailed analysis.
 
FAWCETT, Brian (b. 1944):
"Elegy Written By Shores Of An Okanagan Lake"
IN: Bowering, II, 120-125.
Comment: Anti-romantic stance. Sensibility denies respect to conventional responses to nature. Worth discussing.
 
FETHERLING, Doug (b. 1949):
"Explorers as Seen by the Natives" (1974)
IN: Atwood, 463f.
Comment: About the exploitation of the land. Has to be seen in connection with the First-Nation issue.
 
FINCH, Robert (b. 1900):
"Silverthorn Bush" (1966)
IN: Atwood, 97.
Comment: Extinct silverthorn bush speaks; predicts that "I shall never cease ceasing to be".
 
FISCHER, Nancy:
"The Woods"
IN: Canadian Chamber of Contemporary Poetry, 255.
Comment: Romantic dream of going back to nature. A bit mawkish.
 
FORD, R.A.D. (b. 1915):
"Earthquake"
IN: Atwood, 176.
Comment: Natural catastrophe. See other poems mentioning catastrophes.
 
"Twenty Below"
IN: Atwood, 174.
Comment: An oppressive winter landscape. The harsh conditions of living are mentioned. Woman looking out of the window "cansee outside the northern cold/ smothering the world; and an impossible sleep/ and silence falling from a sky of slate". There is the omnipresence of "the pale/ immeasurable horizon". Garrison syndrome.
 
FRÉCHETTE, Louis-H. (1839-1908)
"The Discovery of the Mississipi"
IN: Glassco, 23-27.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. John Glassco. A fairly long poem. The grand scenery is a backdrop of conquest and ambition. Canada's promised destiny envisaged.
 
FRETT, Caroline (Cree):
"Walk Slowly Little One"
IN: Grant, 337.
Comment: A child's initiation into nature.
 
FRIESEN, Patrick (b. 1946):
"The Shunning"
IN: Lenoski, 143-197.