Trees Of Mystery, Redwood Park

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3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Redwoods author Joseph B. Strauss Builder of Golden Gate Bridge. So Shall they live When ends our day Living Monument dedicated to the memory of Joseph B. Strauss Boulder of the Golden Gate Bridge and author of "The Redwoods". "Cathedral Tree are of the trees of mystery" the sacred tree of the Redwoods. Wonderland Redwood Park, Redwood Highway. Here, sown by the Creator's hand, In serried 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 forts far-llung, Lie buried now-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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