From the length of rope flung

Over the rough, black truss

And tied in the slip-knot

I tighten myself,

Limply swinging,

Head to one side,

Finally absolved,

Excused, cocooned;

Reimagined as Joseph,

Promoted vizier

Touring heaving grain barns,

Suspended in his canvas chariot,

In the distance a dreadful chitter

Of untold locust wings.


 Steve Lang



Steve Lang has published one collection of poetry to date, entitled, "'Heavenly Hurt".

Steve’s poem, “Raphael” has been nominated by Ariel Chart International Literary Journal for the 2020 Pushcart Poetry Prize and is currently the magazine’s most-read piece. The same magazine also recently published “Lady’s Slipper”, “My empty hammock” and “Two dragonflies joined”.

“Hymn to Ninkasi”, a sonnet, was just recently published by Grand Little Things and “The fig and the wasp” has been accepted for publication in October by Plum Tree Tavern.

Though from Scotland originally, Steve has travelled widely, especially in Africa and currently lives in El Salvador with his wife and three children, where he is Director of a large and well-known international school.







  1. What a beauty of a verse. Good to know language poets still exist.

    1. Thanks Stephan...so glad you enjoyed it... Ariel Chart been great supporters of my stuff...

  2. Not all poetry is lyrical some just presents a POV or a philosophy. I love language you choose.

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