MY INDIA PART 1

Retrospectively reliving my past.

Already done many words

Helping I trust not hindering,

Whole milk and not the curds.

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Through it all I see India past

Up until ten my age.

Two boarding schools, Darjeeling the first,

East near the Himalayas.

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I remember well the British train,

Narrow gage, quite small.

Engine slanted for traveling upgrade.

Barely noticed at all!

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Top of the mountain, like 12,000 feet,

Engine, like, switched for downhill grade.

About 2,000 feet down and then

Darjeeling School had it made!

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Two school years, both nine months long.

Clear west!  It was Woodstock when

3-years there, like, Boarding School, too.

Woodstock it was named then.

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1926 through 1929 sort of hard to distill.

Sunday we climbed up a zig-zag trail

Leaving school chores of pounds, shillings and pence.

Up, up to a church on the hill.

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Remembered well the hymn sung, ‘Holy, Holy,’

Appropriate with sight bestowed.

Straight down could not see valley for clouds

Then up see eternal snows.

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From East to West nothing else to see.

Sight to dazzle the highest

Amazing mountains nearing 30,000 feet,

And, of course, there is Everest.

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Appearing still higher is Kanchenjunga but

Just a couple of hundred feet less.

Closer to the sight, so the appearance,

A bit lower we must confess!

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Annapurna a running close third,

They are the trinity of height.

Three highest mountains in this tired old world,

One truly dazzling sight!

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Did God do all this?  Oh yes, and way more!

“Heavens shout His glory!”

Shatter the Heavens!  Proving His greatness!

This is not the end of this story!

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Sam Cox 09.28.10

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