Thursday, January 10

"We Knocked The Bastard Off"

Adventurer and New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, one of my heroes, has just died. He was 88 years old.

After he and sherpa Tenzing Norgay scaled Mount Everest, he declared, "We knocked the bastard off."

An ode, in haiku:

An explorer dies;
Spirit of exploration
survives forever.

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Edmund again joins
his Sherpa buddy Tenzing
at the mountain top.