C[harles] W[alter] Carruth


John Muir


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[7]Glacier Bay, AlaskaThrough the long days and short bright summer nights,Around the head of this enchanted bayThe sundering bergs their thunderous music playLike sound of cannonading in sea fights.The age-old frost the fleeting summer smitesWith manifold concussions--an arrayOf ancient, hoary winters swells the frayThat with its din the listening ear delightsThis in Munchausen's tale is shadowed forth,Where the stout courier's trumpet blasts congealedAccumulate, until by warmth unsealed,They volley forth the praises of the North.The myriad winters here with long-pent voiceRoar grandly, and tumultuously rejoice.[6]in this vicinity. Will send you my year's output of verse (quite meagre) when I get it out.Enthusiastically yoursC. W. Carruth


Oakland [Calif.]

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