If I Were a Mountain

If I were a mountain,

I’d stand straight and tall,

lime-green in spring, burnt orange in fall.

I’d drink from my valleys

where rivers would run.

I’d mingle with clouds

and laugh with the sun.


Raven Howell

Raven Howell writes stories and poetry for children. Having published several award-winning picture books, she enjoys visiting classrooms and libraries. Raven is Creative & Publishing Advisor for Red Clover Reader, Poetry Director for Monster Magnificent, and writes The Book Bug for Story Monsters Ink magazine. Her poems are found in children’s magazines such as Ladybug, Spider, Highlights for Children, Humpty Dumpty, and Hello Magazine. When not writing, Raven is happy in the sunshine, spending time with her family, hiking, laughing, reading, goofing around with artwork, and inventing new recipes in the kitchen. A favorite? Warm chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven!