April 24, 2012

One poem by Amy Barry


A majestic beauty                                                           
  
She lives and breathes in the mountains,
she touches the sky, holds her crown
above her head. Clouds swirl and dance
around her, a prodigious sight!

Sleet beats against the hostel window.
Alas! Alone, I plunge into this backpacking
experience, a glimpse of her
creates a magical joy in my soul.

Sagarmatha!                                                     
She hears me say her name and smiles,
a beauty of elegance, supremacy;
triumph in her eyes, rejoicing in my spirit.

I stand on the hills of Nepal,
silent, still, absorb the unruffled ambiance,
I suck jaadh, it sinks into my soul,
cries euphoria in blood.

I hail those who have scaled her,
and reached the peak!


 ‘A tribute to a true wonder of the world.’


Amy Barry writes poems and short stories. Her poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and e-zines, in Ireland and abroad. Her works have been read on radio. She loves traveling and trips to India, Nepal, China, Bali, Paris and Berlin. These places have inspired her work, too. She lives in Athlone, Ireland.

4 comments:

  1. I was there with you as I read this superb beautiful poem.

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  2. Many thanks Bernadette...Cool!

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  3. Wow! Amy, Congrats on being an inspiring poet! tak sia-sia "Datin Sharifah Mariam, Sankaran, Sujiah and Justin Vaz - I lupa siapa yang ajar kita public speaking - Maznah?) mengajar kita semua! Keep up the good work!
    Salmy

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  4. A wonderful poem Amy. What a great experience. Nice to be published in this beautiful journal alongside you. Rachael

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