John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Mount Everest - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

As in the furnace fared the holy feet,
Unblemished by the sevenfold fervour, so,
Nearest the sun, cold-whitening in heat,
Is thine eternal chastity of snow.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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