Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII. 1876–79.

Norway: Tellemark


By Bayard Taylor (1825–1878)

(From Lars)

ACROSS the lonely hills of Tellemark,

That smiled in sunshine, went their earnest way,

And by the sparkling waters of the Tind;

Then, leaving on the left that chasm of dread

Where, under Gousta’s base, the Rinkan falls

In winnowing blossoms, tendrilled vines of foam,

And bursting rockets of the starry spray,

They rode through forests into Hemsedal.