John Muir


[Robert Underwood] Johnson


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Endless gardens endless floodsSilvery fiords & balmy airMake endless beauty every where--New land's, new seas, new heavens, new earth--Day by Day I saw their birth.Where all is beauty, all is loveThrough earth below to heaven aboveEnchanted, wondering, throbbing, glowingAll the show on one flood flowingI scarce can make my memory bringFrom out the whole one separate thingUnless perhaps,--unless it beThe broad effulgent Behring Sea--The brightest gem of all the bright NorthReflecting every beauty right forth-Its miles & leagues of purple dulsesStill thrill & tingle all my pulses,Its gracious waves & breezes mildStill rock and fan me like a childIts flower--embroidered shores & baysIts wonderous skies, its nightless daysIts teeming life, its bloom--clad islandsIts far blue wavering lines of sky landsAll rise before me now untroubledTheir blessings-beauties more than doubledTherefore my proudest song must be07196


Martinez [Calif.]

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