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Poems
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NELLIGAN, Émile (1849-1941):
"Autumn Evenings"
IN: Glassco, 43.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. P.F. Widdows. Domesticated rural scene.
 
"Evening Bells"
IN: Glassco, 45.
Comment: Originally written in French. Transl. P.F. Widdows.
Focuses on "That evening countryside whose glow I see again".
 
NEWLOVE, John (b. 1938):
"The Double-Headed Snake"
IN: Newlove, 160-161.
Comment: An interesting poem manifesting a sophisticated response to the beauty and terror of the Prairies and Rockies: "but I/ remember plains and mountains, places/ I come from, places I adhere and live in."
 
"In the Forest"
IN: Litteljohn & Pearce, 111; Cooley, 218-219.
Comment: The forest as a setting for nightmare.
 
"The Prairie"
IN: Cooley, 237.
 
"Ride Off any Horizon"
IN: Bowering, Vol. III, 237-241.
Comment: Anti-nature poem. Respect for conventional responses to nature is denied. Worth discussing.
 
NICHOL, bp (b. 1944):
"Prologue: 1335 Comox"
IN: Bowering, Vol. IV, 252-253.
Comment: Poem about autumn. Unromantic.
 
NOWLAN, Alden (1933-1983):
"The Bull Moose" (1970)
IN: Atwood, 299; Daymond & Monkman, II, 531-532; Grady, 253-254; Litteljohn & Pearce, 253-254.
Comment: Animal poem. Worth exploring.
 
"Canadian January Night" (1971)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, II, 536.
Comment: "this is a country/ where a man can die/ simply from being/ caught outside."
 
"The Fresh-Ploughed Hill" (1967)
IN: Daymond & Monkman, II, 535.
Comment: A sower seen as "clawing/ at the earth". The episode could be interpreted symbolically.
 
NUTTING, Leslie:
"The First Generation"
IN: Basmajian, 56-57.
Comment: Awareness of the exploitation of the land. Sarcastic in tone?