Johnson, E. Pauline. “Canada.” E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose. Ed. Carole Gerson and Veronica Strong-Boag. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002. 154.

Johnson wrote a few of these, it appears.  Here is the short acrostic, “Canada.” Tomorrow I will post “La Crosse” for you, as I am sure many followers are now curious.


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