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The Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAS

Though hundreds of men have scaled
up it's back,
It forever retains it's pristine beauty
and virginity!
Clad in its eternal mantle of pure
whiteness,
Stands that lofty citadel of ice and
snow,
A place where the very God's dwell!

On reaching it's summit up high,
It is not the peak we only conquer
each time;
But we conquer ourselves!
Displaying indomitable will and
human sprit,
To rise above all earthly fetters!
To aspire and to reach,
Where only the brave, the courageous,
and the stout-hearted,
Do dare, and forever excel!
-Raj Nandy
New Delhi
16 Mar 08

by RAJ NANDY

Comments (3)

a constant flow of frozen inspiration.pristine white mountains, where great saints take refuge, from the eyes of the world.very well written, and it was a pleasure to go through this nice work.please reaad'himalaya' by swami arupananda with the same theme. ritty
This is so splenid a write...conquer the hieghts of this peak is really like conquering will power....A very impressive write.... Himalaya will remain there as a poetice influence... an enigma that humans like to capture... Rema
i have always felt in awe of people who are so passionate about something, they don't care about the conseqences.it is not the peakwe conquer each time but we conquer ourselves. true- it is a challenge to yourself when you set your eyes on what seems impossible Mamta