Pines and pines and the shadow of pines as far as the eye can see;
A steadfast legion of stalwart knights in dominant empery.
Sun , moon and stars give answer ; shall we not staunchly stand,
Even as now , forever , wards of the wilder strand ,
|white pines stand in Algonquin park 1910|
Sentinels of the stillness , lords of the last,lone land ?"...from The Pines , a poem by Robert Service
|Should never stand alone|
|The roots of an ancients forest|
|new stand in winter|
|some don't stand in a forest|
"But where one falls from the crumbling walls shoots up a hardy score . "