The Mountain Stands

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1993
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Mountain Stands
Description THE MOUNTAIN STANDS Wilbur T.Braithwaite Professional Honorable Mention Poetry The mountain stands aloof calmly surveying the commotion in the fields, on the highways, and about the towns of the valley floor below. The mountain is asleep so soundly that even a lonesome coyote's call is heard from miles around, and the splash of a jumping rainbow trout sends out sound waves that are clearly audible across the length of a long alpine lake. The mountain ts alive in late spring as heavy run-off from her stretching heights cascades along a narrow channel hurling jeep-size boulders off battered limestone walls. The mountain is ablaze as maples, birch, oaks, and aspens parade their fashionable fall colors - reds, greens, browns, and yellows - against a backdrop of a purple slope and azure sky. The mountain is alert to the movement of moisture-laden clouds, enticing them to her silver-white peaks for destruction and disintegration amid staccato bursts of lightning and the tremulous roar of raging thunder. The mountain stands alone through the icy test of winter, the eternal promise of spring, the glories of summer, and the fulfillment of fall; cycling through the seasons of her life, changing constantly and yet, paradoxically, the epitome of constancy itself. 89
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 25
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324608
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