Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's farewell speech was read out into a poem Monday night by actor William Shatner on The Tonight Show.

The following is some excerpted interpretation of her speech:

Alaska, America Soaring By Sarah Palin

America soaring through nature's finest show

Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun.

And then the extremes.

In the winter time it's the frozen road that is

competing with the view of ice fogged

frigid beauty.

The cold though, doesn't it

split the Cheechakos from the


And then in the summertime

such extreme summertime

about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter than

just some months ago,

than just some months from now,

with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers

that are rushing and carving  and reminding us that here

Mother Nature wins.