Thames River

above, a postcard depicting the Thames at Ingersoll

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above, a postcard depicting the Thames River at Ingersoll

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above, a postcard depicting the Thames River

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above, a postcard depicting a Thames River tributary

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CANADIAN THAMES


Westward it winds past each town

Growing broader as it flows down

Onward it glides, never weary,

Meandering so soft and cheery.

 

The sunbeams on the water glance,

Skipping about in slivery dance,

From morn till eve the cattle feed

‘Neath lofty elms along the mead.

 

And on its banks, in warrior pride,

The brave Tecumseh fought and died,

Peace and prosperity now reigns

Along the fertile vale of Thames.

 

Now soon the waters meet and pair

With the wavelets of St. Clair;

As maids when wed do lose their names,

No longer is it called the Thames.

James McIntyre

1884

from Musings on the Banks of Canadian Thames


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