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From: "NetBoie" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] ot:) A poem for you Frenchies & OTHERS
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 01:44:24 -0400
I so enjoyed that poem. I went online and found this site with several poems by William Henry Drummond from "The Habitant and Other French Canadian Poems". One thing that is odd though, when I try to read them aloud to reproduce the accent, it seems to sound more Swedish than French! After I read a few lines I have to laugh at myself and my Scandinavian accent! "Le Vieux Temps" was especially enjoyable.
Dave Constantine in Boston
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From: D. O'
My Ontario born mother used to recite that poem with her very best French
accent (?) and continued to do so right up to her 100th birthday party. I
have the book called "Habitant Poems" by William Henry Drummond who wrote in
dialect. Another good one is "The Wreck of the 'Julie Plante', A Legend of
Lac St. Pierre" and this and others can be found online.
Drummond's poems are a great way to introduce children to poetry.