HIDDEN HIMALAYA

MAVIS HEATH

No paradise is gained

Easily :

In the Hidden Himalaya

There are many

Rock faces, glaciers,

Icetalls. crevasses,

Ice-plateaux, ice-pinnacles,

Fine snow summits

And none are reached

None are climbed

Without hardship

Risk, sometimes

The final sacrifice -

So it is ip the

Spirit

Think not you gain

Heaven

Without cost

Without pain

Without struggle nearing despair -

With a friend on your rope you carry

It is near impossible

Without Grace

Without deep sacrificial love.