Ode to Mountains by Madison, Cold Springs School, 4th Grade, 2017
You hold the clouds on
Your shoulder as nothing else would.
As the snow shimmers like diamonds,
that have just been polished.
I climb you with your dagger-like rocks
And it is sometimes hard.
You give animals home and shelter
When they can’t trust anyone else.
You are like a shining star in the night.
You are like the most beautiful thing hiking in a box waiting to be opened.