Leanne Cole in her post yesterday, had a delightful suggestion: “After my post last week quite a few suggested the idea of doing some fairy tales, or writing short stories to go with the images. I am also open to the idea of poems as well. I know that a lot of writers follow my blog, so how about you go through the photos that I have posted from the bluestone that belongs to Deaf Children Australia and write something in response to what you see?”
So I thought I’d have a go this morning with a short poem that came to mind when I saw this photograph…I hope you and she enjoy it! (I’d like to try a story in the near future…these photos are really a treasure trove of inspiration!)
A ladder to the Sky
Once upon a dreary life
I walked among the forest deep
Not knowing what to seek
Not knowing where to look
Lost by the call of Lorelei…
Then came to me a dream of light
A ladder to the sky
And swelled then in my heart a thought
Of where I should have been.
So left I then the weary path
To seek a different view
Came then I upon a special day…
Of sun and brilliant yellow hue.
And found I there a ladder, but noted
A barrier there seemed to be
A hatch impossible to open
But then I found the key, and the key was me.
Of sunny days and darkest night
All paths we travel differently
Each one to choose sometimes with delight
Sometimes with terror sometimes with fright.
No path is ever better
No path is ever perfect
Each child of Earth must wander
Each one of us must search
Until we find our intended goal
And what we should have learned.
Then, when we come to journey’s end
I wish that we might say with a happy sigh
I walked upon this Earth my friends
Oh what a delight it was.