CITY BY THE LAKE


There's a city and a lake that I love so very well
With a French-Canadian name that many can't ever spell,

Or even pronounce -- it fits strangely on their tongues,
Whether whispering or shouting at the top of their lungs,

In winter or in summer, through snow or sleet or rain,
There's not another jewel in Idaho like beautiful Coeur d'Alene.

                                                        by D. Edgar Murray