Romesh Chunder Dutt

(13 August 1848 - 30 November 1909 / Kolkata / India)

The Himalayas - Poem by Romesh Chunder Dutt

The towering Himalaya rose,

Surpassing- mighty Meru high.
To view the limits of wide space,

Perchance to scale the lofty sky!
Eternal sunshine on his face,

His back in ceaseless gloomy night,
Like Siva in dark tusker-skin,

His face with radiant smiles all bright!
Dwellers of earth and sky and heaven

Mutually unseen here dwell;
This range, itself a perfect world.

Displaying Sarabhu's mighty skill!
All white the heaven-kissing peaks,

With glittering gold the plateaus streaked.
And bright as autumn's Heecy clouds

With golden glittering lightning decked!
Like peopled towns the mountain plateaus

Streaked with gems which silk-like beam,
And creeper grots by nymphs frequented

Which like sylvan dwellings seem!
Aloft, the rainless, sparkless clouds.

In white and fleecy masses piled,

Are like the mountain's giant wings,

Far-extending, vast and wild!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 6, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 6, 2012

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