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Friday, June 17, 2011

Uncharted Heights


New heights have been charted from above.
Up, Up, Up we travel so.
Till you can almost grasp the sky.
Up, Up, Up we go.

A golden leaf I've found.
Lying there upon the ground.
What wealth is this.
This is uncharted bliss.

Round and round we go around.
Till up and up becomes no more.
I've climbed as far as can go.
Charted now are these heights.

Nay the adventure does not end.
For here I go again.
No longer shall I go up.
Now my journey leads down.

Not so far it seems and yet.
I know it is height upon height.
For I am on a mountain on a mountain.
Now begins my descent.

Who would take the road more traveled.
For up I came one way.
Down I shall go another.
Finding myself in even more adventure.

Down, Down, Halt.
I shall go no more.
I feel no need to continue.
Down these uncharted heights.


Copyright 2011 Lauren Hall ©

8 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I understand the allusion of going up then going down.

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  2. Don't get to analytical here guys. This is actually about climbing this cliff Lauren is sitting on...then the descent back down. There are times, that Lauren writes just about a simple experience. Although...just to be fair here...I had to ask her what this poem was about ;)

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  3. Ah yes, sometimes the simplest, most obvious explanation... :-)

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  4. It's like riddles... where the answer is actually very simple :D

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  5. Oh, okay. That makes sense now. I guess I tried to hard to look for the symbolism... lol

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  6. You know you could have saved time if you would have just jumped off the top of the cliff/Mountain to get down faster; but I guess that would have been a bit of an abrupt ending for a poem. ;D

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