Canadian Born

by Emily Pauline Johnson



Where Leaps the Ste. Marie


 

I

What dream you in the night-time
    When you whisper to the moon?
What say you in the morning?
    What do you sing at noon?
When I hear your voice uplifting,
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Like a breeze through branches sifting,
And your ripples softly drifting
    To the August airs a-tune.

II

Lend me your happy laughter,
    Ste. Marie, as you leap;

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Your peace that follows after
    Where through the isles you creep.
Give to me your splendid dashing,
Give your sparkles and your splashing,
Your uphurling waves down crashing,
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    Then, your aftermath of sleep. [Page 3]