Diane Frank is author of Letters from a Sacred Mountain Place: A Journey through the Nepal Himalayas,(Nirala Press,
, 2018), with stories, poems and 53 color photographs. She is also author of 7 books of poems, most recently Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines (Glass Lyre Press, 2018). Her first novel,Blackberries in the Dream House was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. www.dianefrank.net Delhi, India
About her book:
Walk with Diane Frank, poet and novelist, on a 400 mile trek in the Nepal Himalayas. With photographs and her beautifully written narrative, she will take you to many Sacred Mountain Places. You will trek on mountain trails around
Annapurna, with an ascent of 17,800 feet to Thorong La, and anoint your spirit in the sacred fountains of Muktinath. You will climb the Everest trail with astounding views of the mountains and go on pilgrimage to Buddhist temples and monasteries. The rushing water of sacred rivers will sing to your imagination. With each step of your journey, you will be transformed by the magic of the mountains.
Dreams of the Ecliptic
To change a girl into a kite,
tell her that love is the moon.
To teach a tree to sing,
put a harp under its branches.
To change a bowl of dust into a planet,
paint watercolor rings around the ecliptic.
To change the sky into a dream,
put a song into a hammock.
To melt an ice cube,
light a fire under the map of the constellations.
To write a symphony in a major key,
plant a rainbow under an apple tree.
To create a universe,
ride on a meteor shower
as the archer shoots a path of light
across the sky.
When the sun rises for the first time,
fill the sky with your singing.
~ Diane Frank
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