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Shineing Mountains

from Songs of Lewis & Clark by Sara Bouchard



Lewis: Thursday June 20th 1805.

the Mountains to the N. W. and West of us
are Still entirely Covered
are white and glitter with the reflection of the Sun.

I do not believe that the Clouds that pervale
at this Season of the year
reach the Summits of those lofty mountains;
and if they do the probability is
that they deposit Snow only
for there has been no proceptable diminution
of the Snow which they Contain
Since we first Saw them.

I have thought it probable
that these mountains might have derived
their appellation of Shineing Mountains
from their glittering appearance
when the Sun Shines in certain directions on the Snow
which Cover them.


from Songs of Lewis & Clark, released November 8, 2008


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Sara Bouchard Richmond, Virginia

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and songwriter with a strong foothold in American roots. As an artist, I investigate ways to interact with and represent the American landscape through song. As a musician, I perform original and traditional tunes - drawn from bluegrass, old-time, jazz, country and blues - with my band SALT PARADE. ... more

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