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Songs of a Sourdough

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,015 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 94.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,099
Added to site: 2008.05.21
mnybks.net#: 20975
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry
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Black canyons where the rapids rip and roar?

Have you swept the visioned valley with the green stream streaking through it,

Searched the Vastness for a something you have lost?

Have you strung your soul to silence? Then for God's sake go and do it;

Hear the challenge, learn the lesson, pay the cost.


Have you wandered in the wilderness, the sage-brush desolation,

The bunch-grass levels where the cattle graze?

Have you whistled bits of rag-time at the end of all creation,

And learned to know the desert's little ways?

Have you camped upon the foothills, have you galloped o'er the ranges,

Have you roamed the arid sun-lands through and through?

Have you chummed up with the mesa? Do you know its moods and changes?

Then listen to the wild--it's calling you.


Have you known the Great White Silence, not a snow-gemmed twig a-quiver?

(Eternal truths that shame our soothing lies.)

Have you broken trail

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