Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hanging Bhutanese Prayer Flags at Yotongla Pass 3300 meters
The clouds are dropping
down below the mountains.
We are still above, but descending
with them from the higher pass.
The wind has carried these clouds
to make a way for us with prayers
blown from its lapping mouth.
Clouds spilling like a waterfall
moving from the higher places
back to this place, where a Bengal tiger
has killed a cow herder in search
of his bull. We live at the pleasure
of such wild forces, even as we clothe
these mountains and the mountains beyond
and even down to the seas with prayer.
- Judith Stone
(image found on Wikipedia)