Northen Flight

No more sitting bereft
no more reaching for all she sought
this birds got some fight left
And she knows what she is not

Her focus it turned inwards
away from all that wanted to claim
She took her flight to the woods
to add fire to her flame

She sought the sights she wished for
The Redwood trees, the sea so blue
A rapid river and so much more
The prettier it was, the higher she flew

She bathed in the hot spring in comfort and ease
Not worried of bigger birds, hunters or man
joyfully spreading her wings for all to see
She sat in splendid glory, with no worries on hand

Winds invaded the northern mountains
which rose this bird from her splendor
She danced in it for hours
Soaring about playfully, sparkling of wonder

The birds they came to play some too
They saw she had something
as she rolled with them as pigeons do
She sang  a tune of all her longing

She sang a song of joy in freedom
then thought of her young ones
wondered when she would see them
And suddenly things weren’t so fun

This bird saw what she needed to do
she had to prepare the nest
thoughts of change distorted her view
as she prepared herself for this quest

This bird is willing to land again
to settle back into its home
If freedom is what she seeks in the end
only time will let us know

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31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Promising Poets Parking Lot
    Mar 08, 2011 @ 06:46:24

    fantastic piece, magical tale.
    😉

    you rock…

    love your blog, your poetry is impressive!
    Make a contribution to us today, the collection is to be closed within 24 hours.
    Thanks, we value your support. xxx

    Reply

  2. Jingle
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 17:43:40

    welcome in, Glad you did come..

    stunning imagery..keep writing..
    Bless you.
    🙂

    Reply

  3. LoLa
    Mar 23, 2011 @ 19:05:02

    thanks jingle is good to be back. I have been enjoying the poetry i get from you daily. Thank you

    Reply

  4. Rhyme Me a Smile
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 11:30:14

    This is a magical, intriguing tale! Thanks for sharing.

    My Poet’s Rally Poem: Beachy Winter.

    Reply

  5. LoLa
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 15:07:28

    Thank you Rhyme.

    Reply

  6. Ms. Queenly
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 17:36:20

    So poignant, Lola. I loves it!

    My favorite section here is the first four stanzas. And I definitely agree with your goal here. I am trying to do this myself.

    ~queenly~

    Reply

  7. Paulami
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 20:57:38

    loved the imagery!

    Reply

  8. NotATameLion
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 10:13:59

    Well written. Every word in its place.
    Thank you for sharing this one.

    Reply

  9. LoLa
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:36:48

    Thank you all for your kind words.

    Reply

  10. blackglassmoon
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 13:30:46

    very light and lyrical, nice piece.

    Reply

  11. LoLa
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 19:30:57

    Thank you for your comment Blackglassmoon. Cool name.

    Reply

  12. 43spiders
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 21:41:44

    That was a lovely read…

    Reply

  13. C Rose
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 04:38:51

    The catch of home in the pursuit of freedom…its an interesting parallel we navigate, I really enjoyed the expression of this that you created. Beautiful piece! ~ C Rose

    Reply

  14. Adeolu Adesanya
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 10:07:46

    I love anything todo with birds hence I love the poem, great uses of words, creative mind of a great poet at play.

    Reply

  15. JL Dodge
    Mar 27, 2011 @ 18:41:48

    Enjoyable read…
    Happy Rally
    JL&B

    Reply

  16. Vinay
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 10:14:17

    this was more than just a bird’s tale.. I could relate to it, to life.. when we dont want to soar, so we try to get what we wanted of life on the ground.. to find beauty in humble pleasures, in nature.. beautiful thoughts 🙂

    Here’s My Poem For Poets Rally

    Reply

  17. Broken Sparkles
    Mar 29, 2011 @ 11:58:20

    Magical!

    Reply

  18. Esteban
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 06:51:02

    ah
    i love ur mantra

    enjoyed this piece

    power to the poet
    my sister

    este

    Reply

  19. Morning
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 06:30:29

    magical, thrilled to see you in.

    Happy Poetry Picnic.

    🙂

    Reply

  20. janaki Nagaraj
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 06:47:08

    Loved this.

    Reply

  21. ~L
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 09:25:12

    very touching and moving… you are very talented I might add:)

    ~L

    Reply

  22. Taylor
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 10:59:02

    incredible, placed you on poem of the week, have fun.

    Reply

    • LoLa
      Jan 22, 2012 @ 16:08:35

      Dear Taylor,
      I have no idea what the poem of the week means but I really appreciate that you liked the poem.
      Take care
      lorie

      Reply

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