Sunday, August 10, 2008

Prompt 24: Stairways

Thanks to Deb Godin of The Cloud Messenger for providing the image and poem to accompany Christine's prompt, stairways. Deb writes:

When Christine asked me to pinch hit for her, I said "Yes!" and immediately began to mentally look around this very flat area where I live for some suitable stairs. Then I remembered the viewing platform at the wetlands at Point Pelee National Park (just a few minutes from my house, lucky me!) So here is the photo. As I walked around shooting it, I wondered how many steps it took to get to the top (never counted them) and that speculation reminded me of one of my favorite Buddhist practices - Three Steps One Bow - a beautiful thing to see, and that inspired the haiku. Hope this works for "Stairways."

look down from on high
as one prayer becomes the next
take three steps, one bow

k k k k k k k

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