Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ascending The Stairway

Destitute for years,
The angels came late one night
-showed her the Stairway.


When she saw him there,
It brought back her grandfather
-she helped him up stairs.


The Coach had us run
Up and down the school's stairwells!
-this before practice.

All that he could say-
"This is a one way stairway"
over and over again.

Copyright 2008

For One Single Impression




17 comments:

Mandy said...

An excellent set of verses which I very much enjoyed reading.

SandyCarlson said...

Well done, Edward. I love the timeless image of angels helping find the stairs.

gardenpath said...

I love that photo.
They are all too good to pick a favoite.

me ann my camera said...

A stairway for all occasions, each to their own use or need. All lovely!

barbs.haiku said...

Loved the first and second. The third reminded be of high school basketball practice and I'm not quite sure about the fourth.

Deborah Godin said...

Enjoyed all of these. You always manage to to find many different angles to look at things in your haikus.

Pam said...

The first two haiku are so full of longing-- one looks at the stairway as future and the second as the past. Nice.

Fledgling Poet said...

Each haiku provoked a different feeling...and I love your photograph. Beautiful!

qualcosa di bello said...

the second reminds me of the times i think i see my dad out of the corner of my eye...the way someone moves, his hat, his height. this 'ku captures that feeling of wanting to reach out in those moments

DeLi said...

tender-biting posts. but i especially love the first set...it sounded hopeful

teric said...

A great selection of stairways in our life!

tumblewords said...

Oh, what lovely stairway words and thoughts.

one more believer said...

oh my gosh, so enjoy yr kuz.. they always touch a corner of humanity often hidden in everyday life... thank you over and over again..

zoya gautam said...

..to "touch a corner of humanity often hidden in everyday life" is poetry as i imagine it to be..for the sound of the footsteps of life..many thanks..

Annie said...

So many possibilities from one simple idea.

storyteller said...

Wonderful Haiku!
Each a separate idea …
so original.

I enjoyed all of your poems and the stairwell image too. I participated twice again this week ... once at Sacred Ruminations and also at Small Reflections ... just because ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

maekitso said...

A nice variety of approaches to the stairway. :)