Heart O' the North
By: Robert Service
Stampeder's grave at the "Boulder Field" along the Chilkoot Trail, Alaska.
Heart O' the North
AND when I come to the dim trail-end,
I who have been Life's rover,
This is all I would ask, my friend,
Over and over and over:
A little space on a stoney hill
With never another near me,
Sky o' the North that's vast and still,
With a single star to cheer me;
Star that gleams on a moss-grey stone
Graven by those who love me -
There would I lie alone, alone,
With a single pine above me;
Pine that the north wind whinnies through -
Oh, I have been Lifes lover!
But there lie and listen to
Eternity passing over.
                                                                  R. Service
Service, Robert, Rhymes of a Rolling Stone,William Briggs:Toronto, 1912, Page 193
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