Drawing "The Peak of Heaven" by Hunter Madsen

"The Peak of Heaven"


So these are the Himalayas.
Mountains racing to the moon.
The moment of their start recorded
on the startling, ripped canvas of the sky.
Holes punched in a desert of clouds.
Thrust into nothing.
Echo - a white mute.


Up here it's neither moon nor earth.
Tears freeze.
Oh Yeti, semi-moonman,
turn back, think again!

           - Wislawa Szymborksa,
             "Notes from a Nonexistant Himalayan Expedition"


TITLE - "The Peak of Heaven"
WHERE - View of Mt. Everest, Khumbe Valley, Nepal (2019)