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Vacation Verse   By: (1871-1913)

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Vacation Verse by W. M. MacKeracher is a delightful poetry collection that takes readers on a journey through the joys and wonders of summer vacation. The author's poetic prowess shines through as he captures the essence of relaxation, exploration, and the beauty of nature in his artful verses.

From the very first page, MacKeracher's love for poetry and vacation becomes apparent. His words effortlessly transport readers to different destines, allowing them to experience the excitement of embarking on a new adventure. Whether he is describing the sun-kissed beaches, distant mountains, or the calm tranquility of a lakeside retreat, MacKeracher's imagery is vivid and evocative.

What makes Vacation Verse truly exceptional is the author's ability to infuse heartfelt emotions into his poems. He skillfully captures both the sense of longing for a vacation and the pure joy of being in the moment. One cannot help but feel a deep connection to the memories and emotions that MacKeracher portrays so eloquently.

The collection is beautifully structured, with each poem flowing seamlessly into the next. The themes explored within the pages of Vacation Verse are wide-ranging and encompass everything from a love for the ocean to the simple pleasure of a summer rain shower. MacKeracher's versatility as a poet is evident, as he effortlessly transitions between humorous verses and more contemplative pieces.

In addition to the imaginative and captivating poetry, Vacation Verse also features charming illustrations that perfectly complement the words. These illustrations further enhance the reader's experience, adding an extra layer of visual delight to the already enchanting prose.

Vacation Verse is a must-read for anyone seeking a literary escape. It is a book that makes you yearn for the sun on your face, the sand between your toes, and the freedom of a carefree vacation. MacKeracher's ability to transport readers to the sights, sounds, and emotions of summertime is truly extraordinary.

Overall, Vacation Verse is a masterful collection that will leave readers craving for more. W. M. MacKeracher's knack for capturing the essence of vacation through his poetry is unmatched. It is a book that deserves a place on every poetry lover's shelf, as each page is brimming with the magic and beauty of summer.

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W. M. M.






My Dear Rob. My intention when I left the country was, as you know, to publish a volume of some size, which should present among its contents the long poem which I wrote during the early part of my last vacation. The design has dwindled until it finds its execution in the publication of this little pamphlet, containing merely passages from that poem. Some of these you heard recited as we strolled together through the fields of the Chateauguay Valley, and were kind enough to approve. My hope is, that, considering the stage of advancement of their author, and remembering the circumstances of his writing (during the intervals of study for a college examination), you will approve all the pieces here presented to you by him; and my further hope is, that you, you, sweet in song as firm in friendship, may yet have cause to regard him as one

"Who touch'd a jarring lyre at first, But ever strove to make it true.'

Your sincere friend, W. M. M.

Montreal, October 10th, 1891.


Next morning in the Park I took a stroll. A walk upon Mount Royal is a thing, Glorious at any time, but most of all At early morning in the opening spring, While yet the snow wreaths to the rock shelves cling, And little streamlets lash the steaming side; While on the air the April breezes fling An appetizing vigor far and wide, And make the steep ascent a pleasure and a pride... Continue reading book >>

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