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Emily Pauline Johnson (March 10, 1861 – March 7, 1913) was a Canadian writer, poet and performer popular in the late 19th century, also known by her Indian name Tekahionwake.
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The White Wampum (1895)
London: John Lane, 1895
- August is laughing across the sky,
Laughing, while paddle, canoe and I
Where the hills uplift
On either side of the current swift.
- "The Song my Paddle Sings", line 19; p. 33.
- The pine trees whispering, the heron's cry,
The plover's passing wing, his lullaby.
- "The Camper", line 9; p. 35.
- Sleep, with her tender balm, her touch so kind,
Has passed me by;
Afar I see her vesture, velvet-lined,
O! Sleep, my tired eyes had need of thee!
Is thy sweet kiss not meant to-night for me?
- "Overlooked", line 1; p. 57.