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Enjoy the pastoral poetry of The Last Robin: Lyrics and Sonnets, a collection of the best loved poems of Canadian author A.E. Wetherald. The poems, which celebrate the beauty of nature and the magic of childhood, are well known to CanadianMoreEnjoy the pastoral poetry of The Last Robin: Lyrics and Sonnets, a collection of the best loved poems of Canadian author A.E. Wetherald. The poems, which celebrate the beauty of nature and the magic of childhood, are well known to Canadian schoolchildren and appear in many textbooks. Wetheralds style uses mostly rhyming verse couplets, eschewing the free verse that became popular with the rise of modernism:The sun of March is hot and bold / The rain of March is loudO jessamine your cups of gold / Uplift to sun and cloud--The Wild JessamineThe poems frequently refer to birds, like robins and chickadees, and comment on the passage of time through the changing seasons. In this sense Wetherald may be considered a pastoral writer, and almost sentimental. A closer reading reveals that the poems speak of darker themes as well. Wetherald does write about death and loss, absence and silence:There was a time I learned to hate / As weaker mortals learned to loveThe passion held me fixed as fate / Burned in my veins early and late--The Wind of FateThe poems celebrate more than just birds. Owls, bats, insects and other natural phenomena are memorialized in verse and their presence makes this a fine volume for children. Adults will identify with the themes of birth, death, nature, memory and home. The Last Robin: Lyrics and Sonnets is a book the whole family can enjoy.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.