19 December 2014

Arthur Stringer Pines for Christmas Past

Seasonal verse found in Arthur Stringer's The Woman in the Rain and Other Poems (Boston: Little, Brown, 1907). The writer was then living in New York with wife Jobyna Howland, 650 kilometres southeast of the London, Ontario, of his youth.

No apologies for the pun. It's brilliant.

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  1. Beautiful...gem of a poem! I read it 3 times and my thoughts returned to my own childhood home....4000 km away!

    1. I'm glad you liked it, Nancy.If Stringer is barely remembered as a novelist, he's entirely forgotten as a poet.