The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses
by Robert W. Service
[British-born Canadian Poet -- 1874-1958.]
[This text was also published (in Britain) under the title,
"Songs of a Sourdough".]
To C. M.
The Land God Forgot
The lonely sunsets flare forlorn
Down valleys dreadly desolate;
The lordly mountains soar in scorn
As still as death, as stern as fate.
The lonely sunsets flame and die;
The giant valleys gulp the night;
The monster mountains scrape the sky,