closing time
a stepladder holds
the last light

7 Responses

  1. Mojde Says:

    Very nice!
    When night blacks out the horizon
    The gaze is invited upward by twinkling stars
    Sky reveals his inner depth

  2. Sheila Sondik Says:

    Honoring the poignancy at the end of the workday…

  3. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ah, well observed!


  4. Lionel Song Says:

    The snowflakes shine bright,
    White, majestic, complex, light,
    Shining in the night

  5. magyar Says:

    Well posed Dietmar!
    __ In my shallow intellect, the last light may always be another shining thought; a step up the ladder.

    ideas climb
    this ladder of many steps
    notions light


  6. Alan Summers Says:

    closing time
    a stepladder holds
    the last light


    As youngsters many of us probably saw ladders of all designs as magical contraptions to visit places beyond the ordinary 'normal' world. A place to escape, if only for a few moments…

    northern lights
    a boy makes a ladder
    out of his telescope

    Alan Summers
    Journal of The British Haiku Society:
    Blithe Spirit, 24:3, August 2014

    Chinese Translation (Traditional)


    Chinese Translation (Simplified)


    Chinese versions by Chen-ou Liu

  7. GenNov Says:

    up the stair
    toward sound
    of rain

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