Now the Sierra tree, the Sierra wildflower glow
Near polished granite, bright as is the snow 
That hoods the mountains of Yosemite 
In my remembrance. These I truly know 
That I have seen with my own eyes, and yet 
There merges with them an unreckoned crowd 
Of things more richly seen, of farther heights 
Than I have ever traveled; seasons strange 
And dangerous moments on that stony range
 That Muir was first to call the Range of Light; 
Moments of wisdom and intenser sight.  And these I owe to one 
Who built his campfire on the canyon rim, 
Who woke at dawn, and felt surrounding him 
The mind of God in every living thing, 
And things unliving, from the snowy ring 
Of peaks, to, near his bed, the smallest heather 
Lifting a fragile head  
                              to greet the sun.
“For  John Muir, a Century and More After His Time” from The  Selected Poems  of Janet Lewis edited by R.L. Barth. Published in 2000 by  Swallow  Press/Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio  (www.ohioswallow.com).
Source: The Selected Poems of Janet Lewis (Ohio University Press, 2000)

Now the Sierra tree, the Sierra wildflower glow

Near polished granite, bright as is the snow

That hoods the mountains of Yosemite

In my remembrance. These I truly know

That I have seen with my own eyes, and yet

There merges with them an unreckoned crowd

Of things more richly seen, of farther heights

Than I have ever traveled; seasons strange

And dangerous moments on that stony range

That Muir was first to call the Range of Light;

Moments of wisdom and intenser sight. And these I owe to one

Who built his campfire on the canyon rim,

Who woke at dawn, and felt surrounding him

The mind of God in every living thing,

And things unliving, from the snowy ring

Of peaks, to, near his bed, the smallest heather

Lifting a fragile head

                              to greet the sun.

“For John Muir, a Century and More After His Time” from The Selected Poems of Janet Lewis edited by R.L. Barth. Published in 2000 by Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio (www.ohioswallow.com).

Source: The Selected Poems of Janet Lewis (Ohio University Press, 2000)