Flight

A Poem By Madeline // 6/14/2016

A thunderbird
strikes up
into the sky
wings blurring
an earthborn comet

eliciting
a flurry of
flapped fleathers
and harried squawks
dilated pupils

below the dirt
is steadfast
but the air
absorbs
vibrations

all the silence
the placidity
is consumed
by a frenzy
scattered

and here lay
the known way
and there falls
the presumed all

and shrouded in the storm
of wings
and beaks
and chirps

is yesterday

Comments

Your poetry always hits me

Your poetry always hits me viscerally before I can ever process it mentally (which I usually do on the second read, and which is my favorite type of poetry -- the kind that startles me physically first). I stood above the world and dove down with that bird....felt the wind shuddering in my wings. It felt like such a transition through life, too, a trust-fall. My favorite lines were "an earthborn comet". And I loved the mythical sound of "and here lay / the known way / and there falls / the presumed all." Gorgeous poem!!

Sarah Bethany | Thu, 06/16/2016

Your wording is spectacular!

Your wording is spectacular! I would definitely say I agree with Sarah Bethany, I felt like I was taken on a fanciful but also intense trip! All of it was great, the imagery, the wording, the flow! Loved it!!! Keep posting my friend, this is great!

Kassady | Sat, 06/18/2016

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Thank you much, ladies! <3

Thank you much, ladies! <3

Madeline | Sun, 06/19/2016

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

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