About Bliss Carman:
Bliss Carman was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate during his later years.
Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
On the shining yards of heaven See a wider dawn unfurled. . . . The eternal slaves of beauty Are the masters of the world.
Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run.
I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
THERE is something in the autumn that is native to my blood— Touch of manner, hint of mood; And my heart is like a rhyme, With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.