I am not an Amazon woman, but I love to dwell
in the lush, green river delta,
that is, to me,
the Ottawa River valley
Why do I find myself cowering before a virago,
who is putting out her washing on a line,
great, white sheets, flapping wetly in the wind
that is tiding over the time between storms
C'est dans tes yeux, tes bruns et mes bleus.
L'amour que nous partagerons depuis longtemps.
Apres un separation de cinq ans,
tu restes en face de moi, encore.
The crowd was so proud of the flag that flew,
they gathered for a peaceful celebration
to mark the birth of their nation, one-hundred-and-forty-nine years ago, and to greet Prime Minister Trudeau.
Snowbirds flew overhead, while pipebands played, ' Oh, Canada'