Stairs at Tintagel Castle, in Cornwall, England‘Rows of Steps’ by Rajnish Mishra The Society November 8, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 4 Comments Row after row, steps rising from the river, Row after row, steps falling to the same, Rising, going westward, falling, coming – a game Words play on life; and life, a little later Shells the words all down, and leaves Just the strong impressions, firmly etched, Deeply carved, with colours true, fetched From the days of old, when life was lived. The game, when it’s over; whistles blown, Feet when tired come over the falling steps, Tracing back the same old worn out stone – Steps at the end of a summer-day-long run, Over them of a never-resting sun – Lead them gently riverward, down the steps. Rajnish Mishra is a poet, writer, translator and blogger born and brought up in Varanasi, India. He is the editor of PPP Ezine, a poetry ezine. He has a blog on poetry, poetics and aesthetic pleasure: https:/poetrypoeticspleasure.wordpress.com. Related Post ‘Statues’ and Other Poetry by Charles Bauer Statues A Villanelle Two Buddhas now a lost reality, A crowd chants loudly near a pile of stone; Across the South you won’t find General Lee. T... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 4 Responses James Sale November 8, 2017 A very pleasing poem with a gentle and subtle flow; I like this a lot. Reply Linda Imbler November 8, 2017 A truly magnificent write, Rajnish. A beautiful, picturesque poem. Reply David Hollywood November 9, 2017 Very enjoyable. Thank you Reply Ann Christine Tabaka November 9, 2017 Beautiful poem Rajnish! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.