DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Mount Rainier National Park
MOUNT RAINIER NATURE NOTES
Issued monthly during the winter months, semi-monthly during the summer
months, by the Mount Rainier National Park Nature Guide Service.
|C. Frank Brockman,
|O. A. Tomlinson,|
"THE MOUNTAIN" FROM PUGET SOUND.
John Greenleaf Whittier, that illustrious American poet, did not of
course have any idea of the beauty of this old volcanoe. Yet the other
day, while viewing the majestic beauty of "The Mountain" from the shores
of Lake Washington in Seattle, the writer was reminded of the following
extract from one of Whittier's poems which so aptly describes the beauty
of that spectacle.
"From that cloud-curtained cradle so cold
and so lone,
From the arms of that wintry-locked mother
By hills hung, with forests, through vales
wide and free,
Thy mountain born brightness glanced
down to the sea!"
(From the "Bridal of Pennacook"
by John Greenleaf Whittier.)