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
© HMH, 2022