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Where leaps the ste. marie

Emily Pauline Johnson 1861 – 1913

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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,
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;
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,
 Then, your aftermath of sleep.

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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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