This week we took a trip up to Camden, and drove up to the top of the "mountain". Mountain is in quotes because we don't have mountains like other people have mountains. Ours are considerably smaller for the most part. But when you mostly see sea and forest for rest...well, we make mountains out of molehills. But still, those molehills are pretty high up and beautiful.
Mt. Battie at Camden State Park has a stunning view of Camden's harbor. If you are ever up in Maine it is worth a stop to either hike or drive to the top.
At the summit there is a tower, and a plaque honoring Edna St. Vincent Millay (more info here), who was born in Rockland, Maine and often came to nearby Camden.
All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked another way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
So with my eyes I traced the line
Of the horizon, thin and fine,
Straight around till I was come
Back to where I'd started from;
And all I saw from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood.
by Edna St.Vincent Millay
The poem in its entirety may be read here.
For more poetry today, go to Carol at Carol's Corner and check out the links!