The Redwoods

The Redwoods Poems

Stock #: 32878
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
Publisher: Zan Stark Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Redwoods Author, Joseph B. Strauss builder of the Golden Gate Bridge. Here sown by the Creators. Hand, In serrried ranks, the redwoods stand; No other clime in honored so. No other lands their glory know. The greatest of earth's living forms, Tall conquerors that laugh at storms; Their challenge still unanswered rings, Through fifty centuries of kings. The nations that with them were young, Rich empires, with their splendor gone; But these proud monarchs still live on. So shall they live, when ends our day. When our crude citadels decay; For brief the years allotted man, But infinite perennials span. This is their temple, vaulted high, And here we pause with reverent eye, With silent tongue and awe-struck soul; For here we sense life's proper goal. To be like these, straight, true and fine, To make our world, like theirs, a shrine; Sink down, Oh, traveller, on your knees, God stands before you in these trees.
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