Visiting Norway

Sightseeing in Oslo
When visiting Norway, for all of you
We know places to see and things to do.
The Scream of Munch and the Viking Ships -
You can see them in Oslo - these are our tips.
 
Constitution Day
If you go a bit north on May 17th,
In Eidsvoll it started - in 1814.
Children with flags - and music along
In national costumes - singing a song.
Bergen and the West Coast
The western part with fjords and mountains high:
"A beautiful sight for tourists" - no lie!
The former Hanse city with The German Quay,
The fish at the market place is still to see.
Trondheim and Northwards
Northwards, over the mountains you can go, too,
To the Nidaros Cathedral - as the Pilgrims do.
To cross the Polar Circle in winter is an event "light",
But don't forget the Saltstraumen tidal current -
a tremendous sight.

 

North Norway
If you come in summer, to have fun,
You can see the midnight sun.
In Lofoten also The Atlantic Ocean
and Viking houses.
You can go fishing,
or visit small, charming places.


Finnmark and The North Cape
At the "top" of the world you find different things:
The Sami people and very old rock carvings.
At The North Cape - if the weather is good -
You see very far,
And at the same time enjoy Champagne,
And even some caviar.

Welcome
You can travel the "Hurtigruten"
With fjords and mountains in sight.
In wintertime go skiing
And see the Northern Light.
We say Welcome to Norway to you all,
To get a taste of it now, we say SKÅL!

Maren B.

 

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Trees

By Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the Earth's sweet flowing breast.

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray.

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair.

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me.
But only God can make a tree.