Mountains of the Past.

a more than one-lined response to C. Duhnne’s prompt, with thanks to Kathy.


I’ve been there when I was a kid
but I had no conscience back then, 
so I don’t remember, except what I see in the photos;
I remember though from my history book a Mogul built in the vale
the Shalimar — the Adobe of Love!
three centuries after Amir Khusron wrote in Persian,
‘if there’s paradise on Earth
it is this, it is this.’