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Poem about Viewing Mount Everest after Asthma Hike

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem was written early in November, with some wheezes reminding him of his past asthma, and how it was usually most troublesome as summer passed to autumn and winter.

He was reminded of the poem when watching the Endeavour: Everest trilogy of old documentaries this week. The third one, about the first balloon flight over Everest, was based in Gokyo village, the destination for Marc’s trek. They are available to watch on BBC Online until 22.44 GMT on Monday (unfortunately only in the U.K. I think).

Everest View Poem after Wheezing Asthma

As last year’s asthma passed, Marc appreciated breathing deeply while exercising, and that inspired this poem. That burst of inspiration lasted for five lines of the poem, and then the rest of the poem was created while writing it.

The last time Marc took the asthma inhaler was early in the October 2009 Gokyo-Ri (5,357 m, 17,575 ft above sea level) hike. So the rest of the first half of the poem developed into describing that.

The second half of the poem became one imagining a conversation with Everest, the highest mountain in the world.

Marc has more Nepal photos on Google+

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Asthmatic Achievement, Mountain Magnificence

stand tall
breathe deep
scan 360 horizon
gorge fresh clear air
savour accomplishment
feeling gratitude to be alive
I thought A day I’ll never forget

after climbing Gokyo Ri, Mount Everest shouted loudly

It thundered I’m the highest of all
I heard my climbers exclaim
proudest achievement
for me and them
steep 90 angle
we celebrate
our nature

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Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Groupack of Greenygreys in Everest Yeti Himalayas

Hi, it’s Susie Dentinfang, word expert at the Greenygrey and Countdown to the Full Moon. Following the exciting documentary about searching for tigers in Bhutan a couple of weeks ago, which mentioned it was the land of the Yeti, a documentary this week had possible sightings of Greenygreys in the very same Himalayas mountain range.

Mount Everest Greenygrey Region

Although it might not seem ideal habitat for Greenygreys amongst all the rock and snow around Everest, there are many surprisingly greenygrey areas in the region:

Climbing Everest with Mountain on Back

During a BBC documentary about the lives of Sherpas, who carry massive weights up Mount Everest and the rest of the region, there were some remarkably vivid images of what looked like Greenygreys.

As the Greenygrey is the last of its species as far as it knows, and it doesn’t remember other Greenygreys, it doesn’t know a collective noun for more than one. Yes, that’s why I’ve been called in to present the blog. And this image is why we think we may need a collective noun for Greenygreys:

everest climbers

During my research for this blog I googled ‘werewolf collective noun’. On the first page of results I found previous proposals of ‘pack’ and ‘lunacy’. I have decided on an alternative proposal for a collection of Greenygreys.

As werewolves are a combination of human and wolf, I thought a combination of human and wolf collective words would be appropriate. As group and pack join at the p I thought groupack. I therefore propose that the above photo should be considered the first possible sighting of a groupack of Greenygreys in the Himalayas.

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