Paul Bunyan – Landscape Engineering

Paul Bunyan – Landscape Engineering

Old Hewey wrought, so I’ve been taught, six days to make the world; He built the sky, and rearing high, the mighty mountains hurled; One only spot he finished not, and then his tents he furled. But e’re on high, above the sky, he went up out of sight, With final shout he called about his workers all of might, And thus he spoke, e’re like a cloak he clothed himself with night: “Good helpers all, both great and small, this is my last command, This place you see must finished be that all may understand I hold it blest ’bove all the rest, the final promised land.” Old Puget then lined up his men, he asked each one to work, Three mighty men stood by him then and labored like a Turk, While all the rest refused the test and did their best to shirk. Paul Bunyan drew his fingers through his long and tangled locks, He hardly spoke but took the yoke and sought his old Blue Ox; He said “Watch me, I’ll build a sea, you two may use the rocks.” Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox (image by: Kiley Beecher http://kileybeecher.deviantart.com/) With cunning stroke the soil he broke, he flung the dirt aside; The rocks he tore with mighty roar and flung them far and wide, He piled the earth till hills had birth and grew on either side. The old Blue Ox he hitched to rocks and tore the big ones out, He rolled them out and all about and called each one a mount, And lest I lie, against the sky, they witness...