Leaves of Poetry
I found a lovely thanksgiving poem–appropo for this time of year–and am excited to share it with you! The poem, aptly titled, Thanksgiving, is by Kate Seymour Maclean. Born Chloe Seymour in 1827 in Fulton, Oswego, New York, she met Scotsman Allan Maclean. They married in 1857 and moved north from New York to Ontario, ten years before Canada’s confederation. She was a schoolteacher and is recognized as one of Canada’s early women writers. She was also a staunch supporter of the Canada First movement of 1868 up until her death in 1916.
Not much more is known about her and an image proved impossible to find. The image included is from a collection of Ontario in Autumn and has that rich, vibrant fullness we can all appreciate.
(Photo credit: Autumn colours in Algonquin provincial park. Photograph: Performance Image/Alamy where I found it in the following article: https://www.theguardian.com/discover-cool-canada/2019/jul/29/10-unmissable-autumn-experiences-in-ontario)
And since November is National Family Literacy Month, consider listening to this as a family or reading the free Kindle book of Maclean’s collection The Coming of the Princess (it’s free, so what’s stopping you?)