“Tanis” [Hilda A. Davies]. “Evening.” In Overgrown Trails and Other Poems. Calgary, AB: Dichmont, n.d. 3.

This poem is from a lovely little chapbook I bought on AbeBooks; at least one catalogue lists the date as 1932, but the seller stated 1925. It is wonderful when original copies of our poets’ works are still out there for the general public to enjoy!


Along the quiet lake’s green rim
The wild duck to her nest doth skim.
The snipe calls shrilly to his mate,
The loon’s laugh floats across the lake.
A boat pulls slowly to the shore,—
The rower rests upon his oar;
The zephyrs through the grasses cease,—
‘Tis evening in the Hills of Peace.