Poems of Yosemite is a collection of poems written over a fifty-year period of living and hiking in the High Sierra. These poems reflect the mountains as the Yosemite's polished granite reflects the light.
In "Shadow Lake," the author remembers resting on the same rocks as he had forty years before, "what distance from same place, what sameness with distant self?" And as he sees the missing "mystic moiety" of Half Dome reflected in Mirror Lake, he too sees, "my unhalf-those thoughts unthought and that life unlived."
Though the mountains remain unchanged, the life reflected by them does. Yosemite is Weeden's touchstone for, "the distance traveled."
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About the Author
As a regular visitor to Yosemite for more than fifty years, poet Charles Weeden has developed a deep connection that manifests in his many poems and writings. In 1969, Weeden spent six months working at the Yosemite Lodge and living in a tent on the banks of the Merced River. There, he watched the moon cross over the face of Tissiack, or the Half Dome.
Yosemite is Weeden's touchstone where home away from home, a place where he can 'find a troubl'd soul's solace.'