‘The Stairway’ by Daniel Magdalen The Society September 28, 2015 Beauty, Poetry Your spirit’s eyes, now opened, see The timeless steps of stone ahead… Old debts weigh down your weakened knee, Each step, a human burden’s shed. While slogging up the sacred blocks, This trying but fulfilling climb Casts off the sinfully wrought locks To your soul’s roots sealed off in time. The closer to the top you get, The narrower this stairway feels. No more, though, is your mind beset By gusts of grief, from which man reels. Keep high your gaze, for down below Death’s gaping precipice awaits… In emptiness… atop… you flow Toward bright worlds blooming, past sky’s gates. Daniel Magdalen is a graduate student in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest, in Romania. Featured Image: ‘Reception of Condé in Versailles’ by Jean-Léon Gérôme Related Post ‘Ode to the Great Highland Pipes’ by Joseph Char... For Bill Horn Send up on wings of blood our fathers’ cry, Though the unhearing dead brook not your sound, And flesh yet binds us to the groaning gr... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.