An important Romanian poet and children's author of the Twentieth Century, he is best known for works such as Flori de Mucigai and Poarta Neagra. His works are associated with both the symbolist and the poporanist movements.
He published his first poems in the mid-1890s. During the early 1900s, he lived in a monastery for four years.
He suffered from severe sciatica during the World War II years.
He married a woman named Paraschiva; the couple had a daughter named Mitzura.
He and George Cosbuc were fellow Romanian poets.