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Fleurs De Lys, and Other Poems   By: (1864-1902)

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Fleurs De Lys, and Other Poems by Arthur Weir is a captivating collection of poetry that delves deep into the realms of emotions, nature, and the human experience. Although relatively unknown, Weir's work deserves notable recognition and a deserving spot amongst established poets.

From the very first page, it is evident that Weir possesses a profound understanding of the power of language. His words flow effortlessly, painting vivid pictures in the reader's mind and evoking a wide array of sentiments. Whether he is expressing the depths of love, the sorrows of loss, or the wonders of nature, Weir's poetry exudes profound sincerity with every line.

One notable strength of this collection is the poet's ability to capture the beauty and intricacies of the natural world. Each poem takes the reader on a captivating journey through the seasons, exploring the changing landscapes and the profound impact they have on the human spirit. Weir's descriptions are so vivid that one can almost feel the touch of a gentle breeze or smell the fragrance of blooming flowers.

Another noteworthy aspect of Weir's collection is his contemplation on the depths of human emotions. Through his words, he delves into a range of feelings, from the deepest pits of despair to the soaring heights of euphoria. It is in these introspective moments that Weir's poetry truly shines. His ability to empathize with and articulate the human condition is nothing short of beautiful, resonating deeply with readers of all backgrounds.

If there is a flaw to be found in Fleurs De Lys, and Other Poems, it would be the occasional lack of thematic coherence. While the individual poems are strong and engrossing, the collection as a whole lacks a clear overarching theme or narrative. This, however, does not detract significantly from the beauty and power of each individual poem.

In conclusion, Fleurs De Lys, and Other Poems is a delightful collection that showcases Arthur Weir's undeniable talent as a poet. His ability to convey deep emotions and vivid scenery through his words is truly remarkable. Weir's work deserves to be celebrated and his poetry savored by all lovers of the written word.

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FLEURS DE LYS

AND

OTHER POEMS.

BY

ARTHUR WEIR, B.A. Sc.

He only is a poet who can find In sorrow happiness, in darkness light, Love everywhere; and lead his fellow kind By flowery paths towards life's sunny height.

TO

WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH SOMERVILLE WEIR,

HIS MOST SEVERE AND KINDLY CRITICS,

THIS VOLUME IS LOVINGLY DEDICATED BY THEIR SON.

PREFACE

The name FLEURS DE LYS has been chosen for the Canadian Poems in the early portion of this book, because the scenes and incidents they describe belong to the Monarchial, or Fleur de Lys, period of France in Canada. The royal crest during the seventeenth century is depicted upon the cover.

Many of these poems have already appeared in the columns of the Carnival and Jubilee Star , the Toronto Week , the University Gazette , and the Montreal Gazette , as well as in the Daily and Weekly Star , and it is the kindly reception which they met with that has led the author to publish them in this more permanent form.

Some of the poems were written at twenty, and the latest at twenty three, so that the author hopes the critics will consider this volume rather as a bud than as a flower, and will criticize it with the view to aiding him to avoid faults in the future rather than to censuring him for errors of the present and past... Continue reading book >>




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