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Climbing Forward

An addition to a Community Renga

By D.K. ShepardPublished about a month ago Updated 22 days ago 1 min read
Climbing Forward
Photo by Jake Weirick on Unsplash

Soak in streaking scenery

Tracks are just fallen ladders

Author's Note: These two lines (7,7) are a contribution to a larger collaborative poem started by Hannah Moore. Check out the invitation and poem below:


About the Creator

D.K. Shepard

Character Crafter, Witty Banter Enthusiast, World Builder, Unpublished novelist...for now

Fantasy is where I thrive, but I like to experiment with genres for my short stories. Currently employed as a teacher in Louisville.


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  • Gina C.about a month ago

    So, so beautiful and meaningful, in so few words! I love the idea of tracks being fallen ladders ❤️

  • TheSpinstressabout a month ago

    I LOVE "tracks are just fallen ladders". It's a brilliant line. I can't wait to see how this renga turns out!

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Love the alliteration and "streaking scenery" is such a great way to describe train travel and that last line? So optimistic it makes me want to go somewhere!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Whoaaaaa that second line was so freaking deep!

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Really well done. Tracks are just fallen ladders, is absolutely brilliant! Loved it just like it is!

  • Gabriel Huizengaabout a month ago

    Beautiful wordsmithing! :)

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Ooh, fallen ladders, nice.

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