Though hundreds of men have scaled
up it’s back,
It forever retains it’s pristine beauty
Clad in its eternal mantle of pure
Stands that lofty citadel of ice and
A place where the very God’s dwell!
On reaching it’s summit up high,
It is not the peak we only conquer
But we conquer ourselves!
Displaying indomitable will and
To rise above all earthly fetters!
To aspire and to reach,
Where only the brave, the courageous,
and the stout-hearted,
Do dare, and forever excel!
by Raj Nandy
New Delhi 16 Mar 08