Something every writer should understand . . .

On wings of silk the moth alights;

Unfettered flight, the eagle's lot;

The hummingbird from leaf to flow'r,

In every hour she flies for naught;


The bat wings forth on leathern arms,

He charms the night with echoed cries;

The clouds sail through all heaven's skies,

To rise on high 'neath angel's eyes;


Yet I know flight more glorious,

Less spurious, and day or night -- 

I rise aloft, unfettered still,

On wings unwilled, when words take flight.

Submitted: July 05, 2012

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When I read some of the crap that passes for poetry on here I'm inclined to give up. And then I come across something like this one. It's beautiful Harper. We've gotta get Yosey to read it. She'll love it too.

Thu, July 5th, 2012 11:01pm


Thanks, Mr. Doze. :) [And yes, Yosey would have a special affinity for the theme of flight ;) ]

Thu, July 5th, 2012 5:30pm


In all honesty this is probably my favorite that I have read in a long time.

Fri, July 6th, 2012 5:32am


Well, thank you! :)

Fri, July 6th, 2012 11:07am

Kelly Marino

I'm not sure which aspect of this ethereal poem stirred my heart the most: the words you used to describe these winged wonders of nature, OR your reflection at how words can transport you to a heavenly place. Simply reading an exquisite and perfectly structured poem like this one can lift me pretty high, too :) Your talent is awe-inspiring.

Fri, July 6th, 2012 2:07pm


Och, thanks! I'm flattered. :)

Fri, July 6th, 2012 11:18am

Yosey Huff

Ok I am *finally* here!

It's lovely Harper. This is exactly how I feel when I read something moving or hear a song where the words quietly pull me in. Sometimes it is simply the music itself. I haven't been able to concentrate enough for the reading aspect for about a year or so now, so music is currently taking its place. I know you understand that as well.

Sat, July 7th, 2012 4:32pm


Thanks, Yosey! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Sat, July 7th, 2012 9:49am


Oh, ah, just so. Oh, just so. How splendid to have the soaring of my spirit when Writing has set me free likened to flight of hummingbird, eagle, bat, moth and even the clouds. Just how it lives. I so like this.

Dozy spoke of you and so I have come and what a pleasure it has been.
Kindest regards, Connie

Sun, July 8th, 2012 12:34am


Thank you! :) So glad you liked it . . . and give Dozy my regards. :)

Mon, July 9th, 2012 7:37am


I dont want to lie...WHAT? I have to open vocabulary and then return. Lol. But i think i got it. The flight of a writter is even more glorious and magical than all the above. Hm? Did i dart the center? Or someones eye? (the bat that charms the knight. Favorite line. Like the charm word choice)

Sat, February 9th, 2013 2:06am


You got it. ;) Sorry, I love pulling big words out of the dictionary -- but thanks for reading! :)

Sat, February 9th, 2013 2:20pm

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