Adeline Foster Poems
- Nouns There are different kinds of words With names the ...
- Trees ~ Trees There’s a tree outside your window
- . Sea-Shell Shope .Sea-Shell Shope She sells those sea ...
- ~if There Be No God ~ If There Be No God If there be no ...
- ~wide Open Spaces ~ Wide Open Spaces
- Bloom Of Youth The Bloom Of Youth Your day will come ...
- ~ Forgotten Old Cabin ~ Forgotten Old Cabin A forgotten ...
Born in Calandar, Ontario, in the far north of Canada, Adeline Foster was deeply influenced by the poetry of Robert Service who wrote many of his ballads for the Yukon. She spent her early childhood years in New Brunswick with her grandmother. She adopted her grandmother's name as the pen-name for her poetry volumes. She reminisces fondly about the snowdrifts and Northern Lights, after returning to the North-country. Educated near Toronto, in Oshawa, Ontario, she went back to the north as a grammar teacher. Twice widowed, she moved south to Ottawa and then to Hagersville, in southern Ontario, and is now residing in Hagerstown, Maryland, USA. After graduating in 1997 with a degree in ... more »
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There are different kinds of words
With names the same as you.
Nouns are any thing you name:
A cat, a dog, a shoe,
A city, or a country,
A feeling, or a zoo.
Frequently a signal
Will tell you that a noun
Is coming down the road of speech
Before you hear the sound.
Eight of these are common;
You hear them every day.
They tell you that a speeding noun
Is coming fast your way.
A house, an owl,
The house, my home,
Our house, their owl,
Your house, its home.
These noun signals can determine
If it is a noun.
They are ...