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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Nada-Wossi (Canada) Poem

Indian Maid’s War Song

Translation in Dublin University Magazine

HARK! the war song—the shouting—I hear the shrill sound;

They raise the red tomahawk out of the ground:

In the van of the battle my warrior must go;

Like the bloodthirsty panther he’ll steal on his foe.

Yet with love his bold heart is still beating for me,

With a feeling like mine which death only can sever;

In kindness it flows as the sweet sugar-tree,

And akin to the aspen it trembles forever.