One Single Impression: Stairways

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No Stairs
No stairs for me.

I'd leap through the window and fly

And pull my dreams and maddening schemes

From the dancing light of the sky


Before I'd stay a course on a single path

That begins and ends in a single, still place--

Better to follow the light and dance with the breeze--
Anywhere at all--
Than to begin and end standing in place.

One Single Impression

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  1. Interesting Sandy! I love the photo and where you've taken this excellent prompt.

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  2. Hi Sandy, this surprised me. My beginning and ending is exactly that, standing in place.
    ..

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  3. What a splendid poem, Sandy.
    And what a beautiful photo.

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  4. A lovely poem. awesome clouds!

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  5. Very romantic ! the photo and the poeme !

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  6. What a beautiful, romantic idea! And those clouds make a delightful complement!

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  7. Beautifully said, Beautifully illustrated. You must have a beautiful soul as well, with insight and wisdom beyond your years.

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  8. I think you may have done Robert Frost one better-you won't even take the less taken path(or stairs in this case)!
    Thank you for sharing this excellent poem.

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  9. This is such a beautiful poem to accompany a truly awesome photo. You are a wise and beautiful spirit, Sandy.

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  10. Beautiful words - and a magnificent picture.

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  11. Every poem you write is beautiful. This one gave me tears, cheers for that!

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  12. Anonymous8:44 AM

    Great idea, and lovely photo.

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  13. Beautiful and so true!

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  14. The moment I saw the picture I knew this would be special. I love the freedom of your 'stand', neither at the begining nor the end, but within lofty horizons above and beyond the fixed path.

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  15. What a spirited, romantic flight of fancy, Sandy!

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  16. Anonymous11:48 AM

    What a wonderful explosion into freedom your words describe! A leap of faith isn't necessarily about falling, it can be about flying, too.

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  17. The ultimate idea of following one's own path. I like "maddening schemes."

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  18. beautiful words with beautiful photo! you are a true artist, but I guess I said this already :)

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  19. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Beautiful and inspiring. But that leap through the window can be so very hard.

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  20. So, so beautiful...the words are so open and free-spirited. And the photo is gorgeous!

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  21. Anonymous6:00 PM

    I like the shape of this poem, stair-like at the beginning. The last line is wonderful. I used to dream of flying all the time.

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  22. That is a cool cloud

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  23. Anonymous6:51 PM

    _"the dancing light of the sky"_
    the background score_while the clouds and branches,streams and boulders,with their "maddening schemes' carry the romanticism on-(a lovely photo)a beautiful poem..many thanks..

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  24. Gorgeous photo, lovely poem, Sandy! :)

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  25. wow! you get it, and get the words perfectly right. i won't say anything about the photo, just because it's perfect. As always, 'tis the words. 'Tis always the words.

    It's perfect.

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  26. i love the limitlessness of this poem...it reminds me of the joy of letting go, finally releasing a burden.

    & i cannot believe it~~~ catching up on blog reading after so much time away, i see you were staying literally right across the bay from us last week!! i wish i had known! when you come back to topsail, please email me...

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  27. words and pictures from you feed the soul and refreshes us!

    you are amazing!

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  28. Sandy, this poem is extremely insightful. Thank you for your thoughts!

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  29. That's beautiful Sandy!


    (I'm back)

    :)

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  30. cheers to freedom and heart's leaps

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  31. Amazing picture. I love the poem. Such beautiful words. Did you write this?

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  32. Anonymous12:38 PM

    I love how you thought outside the box (of going on a stairway). It is beautiful!

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  33. Superb photos and a lovely restless thought.

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  34. Anonymous6:24 PM

    says so much and more... yes, yes... i forgot i had wings and i could fly....thank you...oh, and, byebye..

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  35. Wow Sandy, I am in awe of your talent! WOW!

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  36. Beautiful poem and photo, Sandy - D

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  37. What a wonderful take on the prompt. Such power you convey in your words. Lovely.

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  38. I really like this. I like the idea and the imagery and the way it sounds out loud.

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  39. So filled with hope and energy and the adventure of possibilities.

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  40. Beautiful verse and amazing photo Sandy!

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  41. Ah … such a gorgeous sky photo and beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing both.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  42. Anonymous4:16 AM

    Very poignant, Sandy. I really enjoyed this.

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  43. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Your free spirit shines through in your work Sandy. This piece is truly beautiful.

    I struggled with the prompt also. Hence, the late posting. Thank you for your kind thoughts.

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