Saturday, June 26, 2010

Up to the top



These Swiss climbers, making their way to the top of a sérac in 1902 reminded me of a poem:

How to Tell the Top of a Hill
(John Ciardi)

The top of a hill
Is not until
The bottom is below.
And you have to stop
When you reach the top
For there's not more UP to go.
To make it plain
Let me explain:
The one most reason why
You have to stop
When you reach the top - is:
The next step up is sky.

5 comments:

Maura Alia Badji (MoxieBee) said...

Great site! Found you through EYB. I'm following you via GFC.
~Maura
http://www.themoxiebee.com

Graham said...
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Graham said...

Ah, the wisdom of existence, condensed into 12 lines. I like that. Thank you Anji.
x

Anji said...

Moxie: Thanks for visiting.

Graham: One of the deeply profound poems I learnt from TV's 'Play School'!

A Lady's Life said...

So many climbing such a small mountain lol