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. 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)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.