|Dr. Thomas O’Hagan was born near Toronto, Canada, and received his early education in the Public School, at St. Michael’s College, Toronto, and Ottawa University. His advanced studies were pursued in the United States and Europe. He was the author of five volumes of verse: A Gate of Flowers; Songs of the Settlement; In the Heart of the Meadow; and Songs of Heroic Days. Some of Dr. O’Hagan’s early poems were translated. into French in Paris. His poetic work is, represented in important anthologies such as Dr. Rand’s Treasury of Canadian Verse; Mr. Caswell’s Canadian Singers and Their Songs; Joyce Kilrner’s Dreams and Images; Dr. Thomas Walsh’s Catholic Anthology, and- Miss Alice Cooper’s Poems of Youth. Dr. O’Hagan resided in Toronto.|
I know not what my heart has lost;
The swallows twitter in the sky,
And yet, I know my life hath strength,
I see in them the hope of spring,
Not all is lost—the fruit remains
The glory of the summer sky
O altar of eternal youth!