Joaquin Miller

Cincinnatus Heine Miller, better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was a colorful American poet and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his Songs of the Sierras.

Poems by
Joaquin Miller
Above the Clouds

’Mid white Sierras, that slope to the sea,

Lie turbulent lands.

Go dwell in the skies,

And the thundering tongues of Yosemitè

Shall persuade you to silence, and you shall be wise.

I but sing for the love of song and the few

Who loved me first and shall love me last;

And the storm shall pass as the storms have passed,

For never were clouds but the sun came through.