Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spiral Staircase

Jacob slept upon a stone
clouds tumbled down to join
where angels walked in silence

I dreamt the stairs' cold stone
beneath bare soles where I
walked and sang with angels

distressed upon my cloudy wake
the songs no longer understood
my mind--no stones--alone


  1. The Biblical allusion adds religious significance and emotional weight to the poem.

    The transition/connection between S1 and S2 is brilliant. And the use of the hyphenated phrases/word is emotionally poignant.


  2. Chen-ou,

    you have truly made my day. Your comment honors me.

    Thank you.