American Muse: Herman Melville

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“Gold in the Mountain”

Gold in the mountain,
And gold in the glen,
And greed in the heart,
Heaven having no part,
And unsatisfied men.

Below – An image from “Greed” (1924), a silent film written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel “McTeague.”
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