Good-night

To the (too) many dead of Everest

Good-night, good-bye!
At last, the soft dawn’s here for me;
On its broad wings it bears
The warmth I need to live
/
It lifts me briskly up
And carries me away
From where you sleep your timeless sleep,
Which knows not nights from days
/
Good-night, good-bye!
I can’t sit by your side and rest:
My racing heart, my ticking watch,
The dream, which lights my face,
/
Must lift me briskly up
And carry me away
From where you sleep your timeless sleep,
In the thin air encaged
/
I taste your night: cold, heavy, deep…
I spit it out and crawl
Towards the sun, towards the top
Of the awakened world
/
Good-night, good-bye!
May Chomolungma keep your soul from harm!
Good-night, o faceless dreamer,
My clone of ice and stone!

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