On the stairs of Himalaya

Edith Södergran: The Rose Altar

On the stairs of Himalaya

the great Vishnu sits

dreaming.

 

Infinite is the evening in Himalaya.

 

Whiteclad

stands the tiny pilgrim in the violet glow.

Almighty,

take my life

in exchange for just a moment of your dreams…

I will see what you want – and perish…