Stories and Poems About Mountains
Stories and poems that were inspired by mountain hikes. Some are true, some not. ~Posted by Douglas
I've noticed that hiking often gives me ideas for stories and poems. Sometimes those poems and stories are serious, sometimes they're quite silly. Here are the ones I've posted so far...
If you enjoy this series, you might also want to read my series of poems and stories inspired by my stay on Lake Passagassawakeag. That series starts here: Jazz Ensemble
Cadillac Mountain Sunrise is an eerie moment, with rows of people standing in silence
A poem about my hike up Table Rock, West Baldpate, and Baldpate in October of 2007.
Poem about Mount Katahdin as seen from a hillside near Patten, Maine in the wintertime.
The story of my recent hike up Black Mountain and the adventures I had there.
A description of Avery Peak, and the Fire Warden's trail to the summit.
A sonnet about the hawks that were soaring about so gracefully while we hiked Streaked Mountain
A brave knight faces a terrible foe on the summit of Mount Gloom
Bobby and I hiked a mountain and discovered a secret treasure at the peak.
A sonnet about the experiences of the senses on top of a mountain
There are two kinds of people in the world, and you can recognize them based on what they do with blueberries
Haiku about the wide open space and eerie silence at the top of Tumbledown Mountain in Weld, Maine
Blank verse about the stretch of route 16 in New Hampshire, between Wilsons Mills, Maine and Errol, NH
This is an (almost) entirely true story of my hike up Monadnock Mountain this afternoon.
I meet some dogs during my summer hiking adventures in Maine
I took a wilderness survival class and learned important things that might save my life.
A short poem describing an overcast day on Redington Mountain in the fall.
The hum of civilization is all around us, though mostly unnoticed. It's not in the bowl between Redington, Crocker, Sugarloaf, Spaulding, and Abraham
A Fibonacci Poem describing the summit of Bradbury Mountain
Sunset over Kearsarge North, as viewed from the summit of Streaked Mountain in South Paris, Maine
A short blank verse about my time spent in the Camden Hills yesterday
I step off the beaten path and choose to take the less traveled road. A blank verse
A short poem about snowshoeing in deep powdery snow on a windy day.
An Elizabethan Sonnet about a mountaintop experience in New Hampshire's White Mountains during the winter
A story about a couple excursions into the white mountains of New Hampshire
A poem about the poetry made by man
A short poem about one of the places I would like to visit
A poem about choosing a road when traveling through a swamp.
An excursion to coastal Maine, including Mount Battie, Maiden Cliff, and Pemaquid Point
A poem in honor of my upcoming excursion to Bald Mountain with my friends.
A sonnet about change; things coming to an end, and new beginnings
Sunset clouds compared to lava flows in an iambic pentameter quatrain
God's spectacular sunset show - all the mountains from Baldpate to Chocorua on fire!
A short poem about my excursion up Singepole Mountain this afternoon
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