Friday, November 4, 2011

The Fall Of Guge






















within view
of the sacred snow mountain
denied burial in the sky
prideful spring flowers
flung from the ramparts




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5 comments:

altadenahiker said...

... the sacred snow mountain
denied burial in the sky

What a great image.

bandit said...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-08/03/content_6469359.htm

Still researching - the story of invaders (12 C?) who, having won the day through the use of hostages, threw the woman from the castle ramparts, denying them traditional funeral rituals. The mountain was a religious icon.

History repeats itself?

Yousei Hime said...

What strong images this creates. I enjoyed reading it and wondering at the story behind it.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

The image reminds me of the hidden caves rediscovered on the Silk Road. The bird with it's huge talons is compelling

btw: the Burroughs link (once I navigated to the film section) is wonderful...thanks

bandit said...

The corpse is merely a vessel ... they cleave the deceased bodies, seperating the limbs, and leave them in the open for the vultures ... a burial in the sky.