R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson
"Nature loves the number five". Four conundrums & a doggerel To my friend R. U. Johnson
Why is R. U. J's Kindness like a grasshopper's track? Because it makes the earth beautiful and few know how it is done.
Why is it like a star? Because it is steadfast and ever in bloom.
Why is it like the ocean? Because it is 'boundless, endless & sublime'.
Why is it like a glacier? Because nothing can stop it And it discharges in big chunks.
June 22, 1893.
1893 Jun 22
Original letter dimensions unknown.
Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to R[obert] U[nderwood] Johnson, 1893 Jun 22." (1893). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 942.
Reel 07, Image 1138
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