Stairway to Heaven
by Led Zeppelin
There's a lady who's sure
All that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for
Oh oh oh oh and she's buying a stairway to heaven
There's a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings
In a tree by the brook
There's a songbird who sings
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiving
(The link in the title will take you to the complete lyrics for the song)
(As a side note, the story of how the song Stairway to Heaven was written is very interesting. You can listen to it here.)
"You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs." Dante Alighieri
So, the challenge for today is to write about stairways. You can take inspiration from Zeppelin, the quotes and photos I shared, experience, etc. Make sure it is a new poem for this challenge, post it on Mr. Linky, and please visit your fellow poets to read where their steps led them.
This is a great prompt, Susie, which sparked strong memories from my childhood, when I lived with my grandmother. She always kept every door in the house closed, which meant the top of the stairs was dark, except for a faint glimmer from a skylight. My imagination ran riot!ReplyDelete
Loved the prompt, Susie!💞 I was quite surprised where it led my muse. Happy Thursday, everybody!🍹ReplyDelete
Great prompt. I enjoyed writing for this.ReplyDelete
I will very definitely be doing this! Thx for a fantastic writing challenge, Susie!!!ReplyDelete
Very cool prompt! Will give it a whirl. Thanks, Susie.ReplyDelete
@Kim ... Glad it sparked memories. My grandmother lived in a two story house that was old. She kept all the doors to the top floor closed because they were empty. It was always a creepy climb up there.ReplyDelete
@Sanaa...Happy it inspired!
@paul ... Thanks!
@Fireblossom ... Thanks! Looking forward to reading it! My muse is taking me on a weird journey. I find it hardest two write when it is for my own prompt!
@Sherry ... Thank you!
I think I sipped from Alice's bottle for this one. Just never know where my muse will go.ReplyDelete
Howdy, Susie. Thanks for the prompt.ReplyDelete
Luv the prompt. Have a good Thursday everyoneReplyDelete
Today I decided to write a very very short poem... just thought it would be fun being brief..ReplyDelete
I was actually thinking about John Climacus and his "stairway/ladder to Heaven" this morning. (Before breakfast, yes...while writing a book review.) But the thoughts were more argumentative than poetic. Oh well, the review will pop up soon.ReplyDelete
I love the prompt! It took me back to Philadelphia years ago. How I loved living there.ReplyDelete
Oftentimes, I know if something I've just written is good or isn't, but this one I can't tell. You'll have to let me know.ReplyDelete
@grapeling... Hello, good to see you!ReplyDelete
@Gillena... Thank you
@bjorn... There's often a whole lot of substance in brief. :)
@Priscilla ... It is certainly strange sometimes how thoughts align.
@Toni ... Glad it took you to some good memories
@Fireblossom ... You rocked it!
This a nice compilation, Susie. I always felt for the lady buying her way. I suppose that since right after reading yours I keyed mine out it runs a little the same. Not plagiarism intendrd though.ReplyDelete
Love the prompt, and the fact that you used my favorite song of all time!ReplyDelete
@Jim ... Thank you... Heaven has many stories.ReplyDelete
@Sara ... Thanks so much
Susie, the first post was a mistake. Sorry. If you can delete it please do. The second (19) is the correct post.ReplyDelete
Susie, the first post was a mistake, feel free to delete it. The second (19) is the correct post for this prompt. SorryReplyDelete
arriving the day after .... but here none the less ;)ReplyDelete
fascinating prompt Susie - thank you
@Debi ... That's ok. I left the link...Great poemReplyDelete
@WildChild ... Thank you
I did a new stairs senryu which I linked in Mr. Linkys but this also reminded me of an older one about a Santa Fe staircase I saw on vacation. I just thought I'd share that one down here because it's a cool staircase.ReplyDelete
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