"AlpenGlow" quotations?

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Though that golden twenty minutes at the end of the day is reserved most often for my photographing eyes, I often resort to penning my thoughts that might represent that inspiring fading light. Has anyone discovered articles, books, romantic writings that reflect these moments in words? Thanks *

-- Gary Albertson (garyalb@outlawnet.com), November 25, 2001


Frank Dempster Sherman's "Dawn and Dusk" has always seemed like an especially good poem to me, vividly describing the light at the ends of the day.

-- David Munson (apollo@luxfragilis.com), November 25, 2001.


This passage from ch. 4 "A Near View of the High Sierra" in The Mountains of California (1894), Anchor Books edition p. 45, is the fullest statement I could find in John Muir's major writings after a brief search. Nick.

"Now came the solemn, silent evening. Long, blue, spiky shadows crept out across the snow-fields, while a rosy glow, at first scarce discernible, gradually deepened and suffused every mountain-top, flushing the glaciers and the harsh crags above them. This was the alpenglow, to me one of the most impressive of all the terrestrial manifestations of God. At the touch of this divine light, the mountains seemed to kindle to a rapt, religious consciousness, and stood hushed and waiting like devout worshipers. Just before the alpenglow began to fade, two crimson clouds came streaming across the summit like wings of flame, rendering the sublime scene yet more impressive; then came darkness and the stars."

-- Nick Jones (nfjones@stargate.net), November 25, 2001.

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