ངར་དྲགས གངས་ཅན
in the mystical Himalaya utopia of Gangkhar Puensum
I journey to the unexplored center of the earth
traversing the home of her thunder dragon

trekking the sacred mountain of enlightenment,
cosmic mother of inspiration and perseverance,
painted with the prosody of blue poppies

sambar deer and snow leopards twist with linguistic delight
beyond the nival zone where meta-language rains down
high velocity clouds upon my grand-design spiral galaxy

I pass orchids with angelic authority
producing quantum fluctuations
in these pleasure grounds of the immortals

searching cobalt, alizarin crimson, and marigold skies
to light paths to heaven limned by terre verte steppes
burnt sienna cliffs adrift in flurries of dioxazine peaks

here the spiritual embraces mythic potential
coruscate intellect entwines deepening emotion
melodies skip along jagged thresholds between worlds

intimating my life is an art form, creating meaning
in the liminal spaces, semi-permeable membranes
across a constitutive defensible line

poiesis arises in my being, an action that
transforms and continues the universe
transmutes experience into aesthetic bliss

in my union with the unknowable, a gestalt entity
forms upon this untamable, niveous mountain
a memento mori of ars poetica

Linked at and written for Gay Cannon’s fabulous prompt Ars Poetica http://dversepoets.com/2012/07/12/poetry-on-poetry/ at dVerse Poets Pub.

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