Post more comments
Want a gift card for being active Forum member? Post comments and win $25 gift card every week.
Rules:
PoemHunter.com will be giving away Amazon.com gift cards (worth $75 in total) every week to first three members ($25 each) who participate most in our forum discussions. You just have to post comments on forum pages, poet pages or poem pages anywhere inside PoemHunter.com
Comments posted needs to be in different pages. Posting more than 1 comment on the same page will only be counted once.
Members can not post comments without being logged in.
PoemHunter.com has the right to cancel or edit this contest.
PoemHunter.com has a right to disqualify or ban member(s) without providing any type of reason, belief or proof in regards to any type of illegal activity or fraud.

Matt Mooney

(1943 / South Galway, Ireland.)

Nepal


You and your fiancé on Facebook
Wrapped up in the Irish tricolour,
Waving to us from Mount Everest.

The giant in your dream is calling
To conquer the Himalayan heights,
To climb to the unmelting snows.

Some men went and fell and froze
So close to their destined podium,
To be clasped by the cold oblivion.

Reaching up above and reaching in,
So many ways to give life meaning,
Climbing mountains or meditating.

In the end there's little out of reach,
And the moon is not so far no more;
The soul can leave this tent of ours

And arrive at where it wants to be,
To ascend where it's blinding white
In that world where eternity abides.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A poem dedicated to my mountain climbing niece Lorraine.

Comments about this poem (Nepal by Matt Mooney )

Enter the verification code :

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (1/9/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    With d mention of himalayas n everest i admire dis fabulous poem to yor travelin mountaineerin niece. She must b delighted to read it too. Nice to read u again. (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (1/8/2014 11:39:00 AM)

    , , i wish i had written this, , , love everest so much, , ,
    wonderful poemmm, , , , , , , (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. annoying wood pigeon, lee fones
  2. Really very unique..., PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  3. leave me your hands so i can learn how t.., Mandolyn Davidson
  4. Open Windows, Lilly Emery
  5. The Captor Paragon, johnny case
  6. The Melody Of The Wind, Dennis Lange
  7. Lesbian Bisexuals, Richard Thripp
  8. MAN WHO WALKED ON WATER, Colin Ian Jeffery
  9. Love and Tears, Beach Girl
  10. Till Now, Cheryl Griffith

Poem of the Day

poet George Gordon Byron

I speak not, I trace not, I breathe not thy name;
There is grief in the sound, there is guilt in the fame;
But the tear that now burns on my cheek may impart
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]