Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)

Here you will find the Poem In grey days of poet Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake)

In grey days

Measures of oil for others, 
 Oil and red wine, 
Lips laugh and drink, but never 
 Are the lips mine. 

Worlds at the feet of others, 
 Power gods have known, 
Hearts for the favoured round me 
 Mine beats, alone. 

Fame offering to others 
 Chaplets of bays, 
I with no crown of laurels, 
 Only grey days. 

Sweet human love for others, 
 Deep as the sea, 
God-sent unto my neighbour-- 
 But not to me. 

Sometime I'll wrest from others 
 More than all this, 
I shall demand from Heaven 
 Far sweeter bliss. 

What profit then to others, 
 Laughter and wine? 
I'll have what most they covet-- 
 Death, will be mine.