(A peak in the Swiss Alps at 10,000ft height)
A rare silence dwells here
A spectacle purer than air
Clearer than the crystalline water
The ice, the sky and the mountain high
Hold you spell bound well nigh.
From afar no difference
Betwixt the white sky and the snows.
Man and his waring cares on the one side
On the other, silent, stately peaks and slopes wide.
The dormant snow at places dangerous and grey
Shocks one unaware to oneís dismay
You stumble and slip and break an ankle
If you take it easy on the fields of snow, the fickle
Itís not a welcome sight
To sit and watch manís aspect
But natureís touch heals
All kinds of ills and evils.
People come and people go
Kind nature lets not her charm go
Her soothing presence remains so
As in the past, present and forever more.
A poem by Jaya Lakshmi Rao V.