Sky Mountain (Himmelbjerget)


Lazy water lapping at the greensward

Sunrise over the trees mark

A tower reaching towards the sky.

It casts a long shadow that never reaches the water


From the lake, the tower seems elevated

But the foreshortening view

Makes it appear stocky

As it squats on top of the hill


Who was the wit that called this a mountain?


Rising out of the see it gazes proudly

Down on the mortals.

Walking to the top may be a challenge

To anybody but a mountaineer.


Still, Sky Mountain knows that it is

Just that.


© HMH, 2022







2 responses to “Sky Mountain (Himmelbjerget)”

  1. Debi+Ennis+Binder avatar

    Hi Hanne,
    Why is the second reading always so much better? Just lovely, and the pictures are a perfect addition, otherwise I’d have had to look up Sky Mountain!


    1. Hanne H avatar
      Hanne H

      Hi Debi!
      I don’t know that, but I’m aware that this is a rather quirky poem. Could it have something to do with that? Himmelbjerget is indeed not a mountain, but Danes have a penchant for aggrandizing. They actually have a landscape called the Danish Switzerland. . .


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