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Poems
Listed Alphabetically by Name of Author
 
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HAIGHT, Jennie W.:
"Snow"
IN: Dewart, 132-134.
Comment: One of the many early snow poems worth comparing with later ones.
 
HANCOCK, Elizabeth:
"A Word for Trees"
IN: Canadian Chamber of Contemporary Poetry, 300.
Comment: Conflict between economy and ecology.
 
HARRIS, Michael (b. 1944):
"The Gamekeeper"
IN: Harris, 155-157.
Comment: Animals, and wildlife watching.
 
"The Dolphin"
IN: Harris, 158.
 
HARRISON, Susan Frances, alias Serenus (1859-1935)
"March" (1891)
N: Gerson & Davies, 296.
 
"Niagara in Winter"(1891)
IN: Gerson & Davies, 299.
Comment: The persona is stunned by the "wondrous dream of ice".
 
"November"
IN: Sullivan, 15.
Comment: The poem concerns itself with the feeling of disillusionment triggered off by the harsh winter. " ... on a day like this,/ We harboring no Hellinic images, stand/ In apathy mute before our window pane,/ And muse upon the blankness."
 
"September" (1891)
IN: Gerson & Davies, 298.
Comment: The changing seasons are thematized in the two foregoing poems.
 
HARTSFIELD, Carla (b. 1956):
"Cyclone"
IN: Harris, 166-167.
Comment: Human struggling with impressive natural phenomenon.
 
HAWLEY, Helen (b. 1937):
"Winds of My Country"
IN: Forrie, 83.
Comment: There are many other wind poems.
 
HAYES, Kate Simpson (1852-1943):
"Prairie Verses" (1895)
IN: Gerson & Davies, 313.
Comment: Impressions of a prairie scenery at the beginning of winter.
 
HAYMAN, Robert (1575-1629):
"The Pleasant Life in Newfoundland"
IN: Atwood, 1-2.
Comment: (cf. "Quodlibets", IN: Colombo (1978), 26-27.) Land accepted and welcomed.
 
"Quodlibets" (1628)
IN: Colombo (1978), 26-27; Daymond & Monkman, I, 12-13; Gerson & Davies, 19-21.
 
HEAVYSAGE, Charles (1816-1876):
"The stars are glittering in the frosty night"
IN: Atwood, 7; Carman/ Bliss/ Rhodenizer, 21.
 
"The Winter Galaxy"
IN: Atwood, 7; Smith, 10.
Comment: Universal glimpse at the beauty of the Canadian landscape. Consider: The form chosen is that of the sonnet. A dignified form is chosen for a dignified theme. This holds good also for the sonnet "The Night", IN: Smith, 10.
 
HÉBERT, Anne (1916-2000):
"Spring over the City" (1960)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, II, 325.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. Alan Brown. Theme: Spring as a season of powerful changes: "Winter capsizes, splits like a rotten hull ... ."
 
"Snow" (1960)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, II, 324; Glassco, 138.
Comment: Originally written in French. "Snow puts us in a dream", proclaiming "the coronation of childhood". Response to snow presented in oxymoronic terms.
 
"Under the Rain"
IN: Glassco, 144.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. John Glassco. Rain shown as assuaging human grief.
 
HELWIG, David (b. 1938):
"Figures in a Landscape" (1967/1969)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, II, 606-607.
Comment: Hunting scene: a vixen hunting a "soft doe rabbit".
 
HENAULT, Gilles (b. 1920):
"Hail to Thee"
IN: Litteljohn & Pearce, 228.
Comment: Poem with an ecological significance. On genocide and resource depletion.
 
"Hail to Thee"
IN: Glassco, 146-147.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. F.R. Scott. A white persona addressing "redskins", admiring their spiritual closeness to nature.
 
"Times at the Dawn of Time"
IN: Glassco, 148.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. Peter Miller. Poetic exploration of "Palaeolithic times", "Times of fossil pleasure/ in a calcareous world".
 
"Genesis Abridged (Apocryphal) - To Roland Giguère"
IN: Glassco, 149-153.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. John Glassco. "... man was fooled by mirages/ age after age/ In a desert of thirst, of sand/ and of unquenchable desires."
 
HIDGINS, J.G.:
"ON-TA-RI-O"
IN: Dewart, 162-164.
Comment: Topographical poem.
 
HINE, Daryl (b. 1936):
"On this Rock" (1975)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, II, 589-590.
Comment: Poem questions anthropocentrism: "... men are freaks,/ In the original program of creation,/ Afterthoughts."
 
HUNTER-DUVAR, John (1830-1899):
From: De Roberval ["Niagara"] (1888)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, I, 225-227.
Comment: Niagara Falls evoke the notion of the ineffable: " ... O God of Might./ ... This masterpiece of Thine Almighty hand/ Transcends the reach of words."
 
"Making an Arcadian Farm"
IN: Colombo (1978), 48-49.
Comment: The positive experience of settling. Difficulties are overcome.