“When George Was King” and Other Poems

by Emily Pauline Johnson


 

Canada


 

Crown of her, young Vancouver; crest of her, old Quebec;
Atlantic and far Pacific sweeping her, keel to deck.
North of her, ice and arctics; southward a rival’s stealth;
Aloft, her Empire’s pennant; below, her nation’s wealth.
Daughter of men and markets, bearing within her hold,
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Appraised at highest value, cargoes of grain and gold.
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