Edwardian and Georgian Canadian Poets
1900-1930


 

 

SONGS OF THE COAST DWELLERS

by

CONSTANCE LINDSAY SKINNER



Published in New York by
COWARD-McCANN, INC.
In the Year 1930

 


 

Contents

FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
THE SINGER

SONG OF THE SEARCH
SONG OF WHIP-PLAITING
SONG OF THE FULL CATCH
SONG OF BASKET-WEAVING
SONG OF CRADLE-MAKING
LOVE SONG TO STORM-DANCER
THE WILD WOMAN’S LULLABY
SONG OF THE YOUNG MOTHER
KAN-IL-LAK THE SINGER, TO NAK-KU
NAK-KU ANSWERS
NIGHT SONG OF KAN-IL-LAK
I SING OF THE DESIRED
DAWN-SONG OF KAN-IL-LAK
SUN-SONG OF KAN-IL-LAK
STARS
A PRAYER OF KAN-IL-LAK
CHIEF CAPILANO GREETS HIS NAMESAKE, THE MOUNTAIN
SONG OF THE LITTLE SON
SONG OF THE BEAR-KILLER
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THE UNWILLING LOVER PRAYS FOR COURTING WEATHER
SONG OF THE CONQUEROR OF WOMEN
THE JEALOUS ONE AT BERRY-PICKING
SONG OF THE FOUR MORNINGS
INDIAN SPRING
SPRING SONG OF THE EARTH WITCH
SONG OF THE LONG RIVER
SONG OF THE FRUITFUL BREAST
TWO LYRICS FROM THE KOOTENAY
SONG OF THE BIRTH
CHIEFTAIN
THE CHANGE SONG
THE CHIEF’S PRAYER AFTER THE SALMON CATCH
THE WARRIOR LOOKS BACK
SPRING TO THE EARTH WITCH
SONG OF THE MAIDEN WEAVING
NO ANSWER IS GIVEN
SHE WHO CANNOT GIVE
CODE
THE STRANGE WOMAN AT THE MOUNTAIN
INCANTATION FOR HEALING
THE STRANGE WOMAN ASKS
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