Writing and engraving on the E. Pauline Johnson Cairn erected in 1922 by the Women’s Canadian Club of Vancouver.
In a small clearing surrounded by young saplings off Ferguson Point in Stanley Park is a monument dedicated to the late Emily Pauline Johnson, a noted and respected poet who resided in Vancouver.
Funded by the Women's Canadian Club of Vancouver and erected in 1922, it aims to celebrate the life of a woman who found a balance between the two clashing cultures she was born into, European and Native - many of her later works were themed around many prominent Vancouver landmarks, especially those within the park.
E. Pauline Johnson is best known for her musings about the Lost Lagoon for which this body of water was named for:
It is dusk on the Lost Lagoon,
And we two dreaming the dusk away,
Beneath the drift of a twilight grey,
Beneath the drowse of an ending day,
And the curve of a golden moon.
It is dark in the Lost Lagoon,
And gone are the depths of haunting blue,
The grouping gulls, and the old canoe,
The singing firs, and the dusk and--you,
And gone is the golden moon.
O! lure of the Lost Lagoon,--
I dream to-night that my paddle blurs
The purple shade where the seaweed stirs,
I hear the call of the singing firs
In the hush of the golden moon. 
When she died in 1913, her ashes were buried in Stanley Park marked by cairn carved in her likeness.
1. (Source: The lost lagoon by Emily Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake))
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