Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tribute to Norway

Land of fjords, mountains, waterfalls, forests, beautiful cities and beautiful people.  This poem was written several years ago and was published in the 2007 edition of Wordsmith.  It came rushing back to mind during our recent visit to Norway, so I offer it here with slight modification.

Climb with me the rugged stair
            With wonder gaze on mountain lair
            Breathe deep once more the cleansing air.


On bank of silver brook we rest
            Midst golden flowers dew caressed
            As eagles soar o’er mountain crest.

Unblemished waters in their flow
            Wash mountain stone with melted snow
            And nurture verdant field below.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Norway is incredibly beautiful.  We had a wonderful time on our vacation, but of course are glad to be home.  The picture above is one of over a hundred, this one was taken in Olden, a beautiful village of about 300 or so people.  We were privileged to visit Olden, Skjolden, Molde, Alesund, Bergen, Geiranger, and Stavenger.  Each stop was an absolute wonder of beautiful scenery and wonderful people.

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