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October 05, 2010

Learning To Soar


Pick. Pick. Crack.
Push. Crack.
Reach. Push.
Aaah. Bright. Light.

Cooing. Chirping.
Warmth. Feathers.
Mom. Siblings.
Snuggle.

Dad. Food.
Beg. Food.
Learn. Food.
More. Food.

High. Up.
Lets. Go.
Instinct.
Wings. Flap.

Hit. Ground.
Hard. Landing.
Must. Learn.
Mom. Here.

Find. Food.
Want. Mom.
Flutter. Wings.
Mom. Feed.

Siblings. Strong.
Feed. Themselves.
Fly. Freely.
Harder. Upward.

Mom. Away.
Detached. Scared.
Find. Food.
Fly. Alone.

Self. Reliant.
Attitude. Adjusted.
Feel. Free.
Grown. Up.

Catch. Wind.
Extend. Wings.
Bank. Turn.
Increase. Speed.

Easy. Take-off.
Glide. Pace.
Giddy. Happy.
Spirits. Soar.

39 comments:

See me. Hear me. said...

this reminds me of the sond "drummer kick that" by citizen cope. both are good.

http://ificouldyouwould.blogspot.com/

Cinner said...

I really enjoyed this, birds soaring, growing in life. it was wonderfully written. loved it.

Dave King said...

So many possible takes on each line. Enjoyably different. Loved it.

Attila The Mom said...

Lovely....

Brian Miller said...

nice, this one was a lot of fun to read. you gave just enough for our minds to be twirling...

Opaque said...

I agree with Dave!

Rock Chef said...

Eagle. Argh!

Sorry :-)

Syd said...

I like this so much and feel for the little one that mom has detached from who has to learn to test its wings. This captures those moments perfectly.

anne h said...

Wonderful.
Loved it!
I can tell that you are loved
And you love - very deeply.
You really do soar!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

YES! Minds twirling...

willow said...

Ah, the story of an empty nest. I know it well.

Hilary said...

For this brief moment, I felt the plight and flight of fledgling birds. It works for freeing the mind, as well. Nicely done.

ellen abbott said...

Simple and yet so complex. Excellent.

TALON said...

I love the terseness, the imagery - it would seem to me that is how it is for a bird to go from egg to air. And it put me in mind of humans, too, seeking comfort in the nest when things go wrong. Really lovely, TechnoBabe.

Kristina P. said...

I know this is about birds, but since working with abused kids, I couldn't help but think of them.

LL Cool Joe said...

I like this! Thanks. :)

JStar said...

:) this is cute...so much said in such few words

Maggie May said...

I like that. It was very meaningful.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

YOU amaze me more and more

secret agent woman said...

I love that.

TheUndertaker said...

Yes, we are like that little bird, huh, and once we soar we never forget the feeling. Nicely written

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Have you watched 'Legend of the Guardians'? It was an awesome tale about owls :)

BMelonsLemonade said...

I f#*king love it...it is exactly where I am at?

"where I am at..." my New Orleans sometimes creeps out in my words...

Lori said...

Very nice...made me think of different things...learning how to fly...giving our children wings so that they can fly...empty nests..

Stickup Artist said...

That poem is so clever and such a great rhythm. Writing from the point of view of a baby bird growing up and how it resonates for a human as well. Seems we have much in common with the animal kingdom as you have so eloquently reminded us here. All life on earth is precious and intertwined.

Deidra said...

This reminded me of that book "Are You My Mother?" Great memories there. Great poem here.

Good to "see" you today!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your writing just keeps getting better and better.
xo jj

Kulio said...

Wonderful poetry Technobabe!

bernthis said...

your writing is incredible

Big Dave T said...

Ah, poetry. How nice. Poetry is always different things to different people. For me here, this reminds me of that stupid dove who just waddled along the ground in my backyard, hiding here and there. No interest in flying. He sure did not fit the profile for your poem here.

Wonder what ever happened to that dove.

deb said...

this is lovely, TechnoBabe..

and I could read it from different perspectives.. I like that.

blueviolet said...

That was beautiful!!! It makes me happy when I think of it in terms of real birds, but when I relate it to my kids...I wanna start tearing up!

gayle said...

Loved it!! You have such a wonderful way with words!!

Mama Zen said...

This was excellent.

Kazzy said...

I need to soar more often. For sure.

Unknown Mami said...

Wonderful. I wish I could speak in one word sentences all the time.

Mrs4444 said...

I've seen that detachment; it fascinates me.I loved this.

Marla said...

This is so cool. I could feel it in my heart.

CherylK said...

This is spectacular! Wow!