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An Ascent

Thoughts On Being There For Others

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read


I wanted to write a poem about arriving on an island and climbing the mountain at its centre and arriving at the summit. Ideally, the cinquain should be visually centred to give it a visual identity as well as a lyrical one.

I found a cinquain where the basic verses had a connecting word so I am going to attempt this with just basic centring, with a screenshot of the centred text as the Vocal editor does not yet include justification although I am sure it will eventually come.

The music is "An Ending (Ascent)" by Brian Eno from "Apollo"


The Beach

Leaving The Sea

Through The Green Lush Forest

To The Foot Of The Great Mountian

To Climb



To See The View

The Island, The Sand, See

The Ocean Surrounding This Land




I Am The King

Of This Island Of Mine

Welcome To My Wonderful Friends

Love You


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Babs β™₯ Mariann β™₯ Dharrsheena β™₯ Colleen β™₯ Pam

Heather β™₯ Dawn β™₯ Judey β™₯ Cathy

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  • Rick Henry Christopher3 months ago

    Great work Mike as always!!!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Wonderful, Mike . ❀️πŸ₯³I can’t believe this will be your last poem . I love this wonderful poem.

  • Gina C.3 months ago

    I really loved this, Mike! 😍 So beautiful and I enjoyed the play on words between β€œsea” and β€œsee” 😍

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    So lovely, I felt the connection to each different part, the ocean, the sand, the forest, the mountain. Wonderful words, thank you my friend :)

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    That lovely.

  • Wonderful poem and format to reflect that setting! I loved it!

  • You are painting a world I wish to visit, a beach I long to rest upon in the shadow of a mountain full of promise. I love reading your work, Mike! It is always so welcoming, inspiring, and sophisticated.

  • Loryne Andawey3 months ago

    Those who say that it's lonely at the top haven't turned around to give others a hand. There is plenty of space πŸ€—

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Fabulous & loving it!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’•

  • Scott Wade3 months ago

    Beautiful poem. Love the structure πŸ₯°

  • Oneg In The Arctic3 months ago

    Really enjoyed this poem

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Very nice.

  • Quincy.V3 months ago

    The musical inspiration adds an additional layer of depth to the imagery and emotions conveyed. The final lines of welcome and love provide a heartwarming and inclusive conclusion to the poem.πŸ’πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ₯°

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