The Athabasca Trail Poem : The Guards Came Through and Other Poems by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Guards Came Through and Other Poetry

The Athabasca Trail Poem


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Athabasca Trail Poem

My life is gliding downwards; it speeds swifter to the day
When it shoots the last dark Canyon to the Plains of Far-away,
But while its stream is running through the years that are to be,
The mighty voice of Canada will ever call to me.

I shall hear her mighty rivers where the waters foam and tear;
I shall smell her virgin uplands with their balsam-laden air;
And in dreams I shall be riding down the winding wooded vale
With the packer and the pack-horse on the Athabasca trail.

I have passed the warden cities by the eastern water-gate
Where the hero and the martyr laid the corner-stone of state;
The habitant, courier-du-bois, and hardy voyageur,
Where dwells the breed more strong at need to venture and endure.

I have passed the gorge of Erie, where the foaming waters run;
I have crossed the inland ocean lying golden in the sun;
But the last and best and sweetest is the ride by hill and dale
With the packer and the pack-horse on the Athabasca Trail.

I will dream again of fields of grain that stretch from sky to sky,
And little prairie hamlets where the cars go roaring by;
Wooden hamlets as I saw them, mighty cities yet to be,
To girdle stately Canada with gems from sea to sea.

Mother of a mighty manhood, land of promise and of hope,
From your eastern sea-swept islands to your sunny western slope,
Evermore my heart is with you, evermore till life shall fail,
I’ll be out with pack and packer on the Athabasca Trail.

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