“Out of the crooked

timber of humanity,

nothing completely straight

was ever made.”

— Isaiah Berlin

once crooked tree limbs

offer foothold to climb sky

shiver me timbers!

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Ship’s Rigging ~ Ready to face the wind • Photo and “Foothold” haiku poem by Mary O’Connor

© 2022

4 thoughts on “Foothold

  1. Brilliant quote from Isaiah Berlin! Mary, your Haiku takes me back to Maryland’s Eastern Shore long ago when the tallest and straightest trees found their place as the center mast in a sailing ship. My wife grew up there.

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