Ladder to the Sky

Climbing back into the Sky (-Pattern) to find the Earth (-Roots)

Climbing back into the Sky (-Pattern) to find the Earth (-Roots)

Another week, another poem by Marin Sorescu. This one might as well have been rendered as Stairway to Heaven, but I suppose that’s too sentimental and feel-good for the Eastern-European sensitivity

Ladder to the Sky

A spider’s thread

hangs from the ceiling

Just above my bed.

Every day I take note

of how it reaches lower and lower.

I am being presented with

A ladder to the sky – I say.

It is thrown to me from above.

Though my body has thinned out terribly

And I’m only the ghost of who I used to be

I reckon my body

Is nonetheless too heavy

For this fragile ladder.

– Why don’t you go ahead, dear soul of mine?

Shush ! Shush!

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