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At crow's nest pass

At Crow's Nest Pass the mountains rend
Themselves apart, the rivers wend
 A lawless course about their feet,
 And breaking into torrents beat
In useless fury where they blend
  At Crow's Nest Pass.

The nesting eagle, wise, discreet,
Wings up the gorge's lone retreat
And makes some barren crag her friend
  At Crow's Nest Pass.

Uncertain clouds, half-high, suspend
Their shifting vapours, and contend
 With rocks that suffer not defeat;
 And snows, and suns, and mad winds meet
To battle where the cliffs defend
  At Crow's Nest Pass.

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Emily Pauline Johnson

Emily Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake commonly known as E Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century Pauline Johnson was notable for her poems and performances that celebrated her aboriginal heritage One such poem is the frequently anthologized The Song My Paddle Sings Her poetry was published in Canada the United States and Great Britain Johnson was one of a generation of widely read writers who began to define a Canadian national literature more…

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