John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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No storm or wabbling wave now bores himRepentant, Sane, his Slabside daysHe spends in changing howls to praise.And thus he sings from dawn to darkAs glad & blythe's a meadow lark."Home again from foreign climesJingle Jangle merry chimesAmid my birds & trees & vinesI fondly trace bright memory's lines.With heart & soul devout I standGazing on wild Alaska land.Its mountains clad in snow and iceSeem calm & pure as paradise--Kind Nature's love to them hath givenThe best of earth, the best of heaven.Their sculptured domes & peak's & towersEnwreathed in purple mist & flowersRise range o'er range in song and rhymeTriumpant, wild, serene, sublime,Fountains of strengh, of life, of motion,Guardians alike of land & ocean.The purple tundras far extendingSeen with the purple heavens blendingThe round unbounding nightless daysAre filled with their Creators praise.Endless waters, endless woods07194


Martinez [Calif.]

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Reel 10, Image 1023

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Page 5


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