Friday, 15 June 2007

Mountains of Our Mind

In starting off a new blog, I would like to post a poem I wrote in 1994 while working in Afghanistan. It is the title of one of my books, Mountains of our Mind - Afghanistan, published by tara press, New Delhi. The book can be purchased through the websites www.indiaresearchpress

Mountains of our Mind

From the courtyard of our dreams
To the mountains of our mind
We escape the blood and violence
To a white world sublime

Born on the edge of a cloud
I saw snowflakes form
Together we danced a ring of fire
Before the day was born

We travel on a moonship
Where lunacy dictates
Where love is like a mountain
And where there is no hate

We scud along the summit ridge
Where the updrafts push
I am the King of Kabul
And lord the Hindu Kush

Panjcher Valley, June 1994

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