are times when 
earth touches heaven 
and stars almost seem in reach 
when our eyes are confounded 
by massive vertical structures and gods dwell 
on mountain peaks.  for some the himalayas are a
chain of mountains. for others a nuisance between delhi 
and beijing. for still others they represent an intriguing 
natural biome and to me they are cathedrals of snow and living poetry

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