Oh, the wind-swept, lofty summit

That calls men to their death

Prayers offered in frozen breath


What magic be upon your peak

What treasures there, ripe and rife

That want to know may cost a life


Standing at the top of the world

Rare ground that few have trod

To look upon the face of God


For each there is something

Some great promise in the sky

And, for each, their reason why


13 Responses to “Everest”
  1. beth says:

    this says it so well, and I have no reason why, so I’ll be staying closer to the ground

  2. Jim Borden says:

    it is fun to contemplate what motivates one person to climb a mountain, and another person to write poetry…

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I get the appeal. I have climbed mountains (No where near as tall as Everest, I should add,) but there is nothing like the view! When you stand on top of the mountain and feel as though you can reach out and touch the clouds and look out at the sky, there’s nothing like it. Talk about inspiration!!! Gosh, I love nature!

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Yes, so right, for each one of us the reason why…well said dear friend!
    All the best,

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Surrounded by beautiful views right now in Montana. First real trip in over a year.

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