Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, GUARD OF THE EASTERN GATE, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
GUARD OF THE EASTERN GATE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Halifax sits on her hills by the sea
Last Line: And her thunder but sleeps.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Arms & Armor; Halifax, Canada; Weapons; Ammunition


HALIFAX sits on her hills by the sea
In the might of her pride,—
Invincible, terrible, beautiful, she
With a sword at her side.

To right and to left of her, battlements rear
And fortresses frown;
While she sits on her throne without favour or fear
With her cannon as crown.

Coast guard and sentinel, watch of the weal
Of a nation she keeps;
But her hand is encased in a gauntlet of steel,
And her thunder but sleeps.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net