Sky Mountain (Himmelbjerget)

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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

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From the lake, the tower seems elevated

But the foreshortening view

Makes it appear stocky

As it squats on top of the hill

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Who was the wit that called this a mountain?

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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.

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Still, Sky Mountain knows that it is

Just that.

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© HMH, 2022

2 comments

    1. 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. . .

      Hanne

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