Poetry Corner | Poem #18: Take Me to the Mountains


Because I only feel at home when I can see, and feel, just how small I really am. Everyone needs to go and stand in the shadows of the mountains every once in a while and breathe.

It does wonders to your perspective. 


  1. Hi Beth, Is this your poem? If so would you mind if I print it along with your name on a few mugs I am designing and printing for my handmade market?

    1. Hi Sonja, yes it is! That’s absolutely fine – if you could send me the link when they’re online as well, that would be great! My email address is foreveronalilo@gmail.com if you have any questions.

  2. Darcie Gellner · · Reply

    Hi, Beth.
    I just found this poem. I’m designing a whole cloth quilt and wonder if I could use your poem on my quilt It would be a wall hanging for personal use only. Thanks for considering

    1. Hi Darcie, thank you for your message. Yes, that’s fine! I would love it if you could email me a picture when you’re finished? My email address is foreveronalilo@gmail.com – thanks!

  3. when I breath the air on the mountain top for the first time, it’s like I was sofocating my whole life.. Climbing mountains is for me a cure for getting lost.. your words are beautiful. well done

  4. helen vantol · · Reply

    Hi Beth, I just googled mountain poems and I found your wonderful poem. I love it! I’m in the process of making a scrapbook of my trip to Switzerland last year and I’d like to write it in there.

    1. Hi Helen, please go ahead – glad you like the poem!

  5. Hey Beth, just found your poem and I have to tell you were able to put into words what my heart feels. Thank you for sharing! ❤

  6. This is absolutely beautiful. It sums up my feelings about the mountains just perfectly. I would like to include it on a label to go on the back of a mountain quilt I just finished.

    1. Hi Brenda, thank you so much! Please do use it on your quilt 🙂

  7. Stephanie · · Reply

    As part of a ‘Let’s Make Art Matter’ project, I am sending a postcard to a woman in an assisted living facility on the front range in CO. She lived in the mountains until that became impossible. May I use your poem on the cover of the postcard?

    1. Yes Stephanie – please do!

  8. Hello beth!
    I am on the board of directors for the canadian association of wilderness medicine. I was wondering whether I could post your beautiful poem on our upcoming newsletter (with your name at the bottom, of course!)

    1. Hi Anne-Marie, yes that’s fine! Thanks for checking.

  9. Hello Beth. I have just found your beautiful poem about mountains. Can I quote it in a video? Your name or your blog´s name as you´d prefer. Thank you.

    1. Hi Sofia, that’s fine! Please use my name – Bethany Wren – thanks!

  10. Thank you Beth.

  11. Hi, Beth. I found this sweet little poem just now while looking for a “B section” for my 2nd grade music students. We are learning the folk song “Rocky Mountain” and I believe your text will make for a lovely improvisation. The rhythm is perfect and the text simple enough for the kids to be able to relate. I hope you don’t mind.

    1. Hi Valerie, that sounds lovely – I don’t mind at all!

  12. Rob Bell · · Reply

    Hi I’ve emailed you about using your poem 😊

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