Emily Pauline Johnson

(10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913 / Chiefswood, Ontario)

A toast


There's wine in the cup, Vancouver,
And there's warmth in my heart for you,
While I drink to your health, your youth, and your wealth,
And the things that you yet will do.
In a vintage rare and olden,
With a flavour fine and keen,
Fill the glass to the edge, while I stand up to pledge
My faith to my western queen.

Then here's a Ho! Vancouver, in wine of the bonniest hue,
With a hand on my hip and the cup at my lip,
And a love in my life for you.
For you are a jolly good fellow, with a great, big heart, I know;
So I drink this toast
To the "Queen of the Coast."
Vancouver, here's a Ho!

And here's to the days that are coming,
And here's to the days that are gone,
And here's to your gold and your spirit bold,
And your luck that has held its own;
And here's to your hands so sturdy,
And here's to your hearts so true,
And here's to the speed of the day decreed
That brings me again to you.

Then here's a Ho! Vancouver, in wine of the bonniest hue,
With a hand on my hip and the cup at my lip,
And a love in my life for you.
For you are a jolly good fellow, with a great, big heart, I know;
So I drink this toast
To the "Queen of the Coast."
Vancouver, here's a Ho!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: faith, heart, life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A toast by Emily Pauline Johnson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  6. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  7. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Every day feels scripted, Mark Heathcote
  2. It's Not Your Fault, Sarah Liz Bowman
  3. Beauty Of Moonlight, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. misguide., tiffany white
  5. Parallel Lives, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. À L'ÉLU DE MON COEUR, Rosie Bourget
  7. Eagle, Luo Zhihai
  8. I Told You Often, Vera Sidhwa
  9. Watch Super Bowl 2015 Live Stream Online.., Renz Barns
  10. everything i ever wrote sort of had your.., Mandolyn ...
[Hata Bildir]