Friday, March 17, 2023


Mountains Don't Attract Me Anymore

The mountains don't attract me anymore.

I've lived long enough between cold snowfields.

I still find my way in the woods, listen

to fall wind, and stop at the forest ponds,

engage with streams. Even late in the year

you can find good berries there.

You have to cross mountains if that's not enough.

Peaks stand there, so you know where you are.


Olav H. Hauge

The Dream We Carry

translated by Robert Bly

Copper Canyon Press, 2008