The Mountains of California (Howard)

Grass and the rains and snow,
   Trumpet and tribal drum;
Across my crests the people go
   Over my peaks the people come.
Girt with the pelts of lion and hare.
   Plodding with oxen wains,
Climbing the steeps on a Spanish mare,
   Soaring in aeroplanes.
Men with their hates and their ires,
   Men with their loves and their lust
Still shall I reign when their spires
   And their castles tumble to dust.