‘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 Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.