Weds poetry prompt: An Eiffel Without an Elevator


Yesterday’s prompt: Write an ekphrastic poem (a poem inspired by a piece of art)

(I used the above image of the spiral staircase that was originally the only way up to the top of the Eiffel Tower, one of the examples given on the page)

An Eiffel Without an Elevator

Only one way up
Only one way down
A climb of twists and turns
Testing our very endurance
As it claimed our mortal breath,
With near a thousand steps,
Not a task for the weak-hearted.
But at the top lay a sight
That took breath another way,
A transcendent view
Of this city of romance
That had to truly be earned
By the strapping explorers
With the time and energy to burn.

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