Away


I will band my messages
to the legs of my poems,
and send them flying.

White wings against a slated roof,
they will ribbon into the air,
like the tail of an invisible kite.

A languorous drift across
your cheek, settling onto your lap
like a feather -

Wherever you are,
whatever you are doing ‑
they will find you.
.....

13 comments:

  1. zibwaru7:18:00 AM

    The personification is perfect 'I will band my messages to the legs of my poems' Regards and keep up.

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  2. Poetry as birds, brilliant metaphor! Love it!

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  3. Anonymous11:17:00 PM

    Very strong metaphor! Very deep! I like it a lot!

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  4. Beautiful piece. Well done!

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  5. like a feather......so romantic.....so beautiful!!

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  6. This is amazing. I found it ominous though, as well as gentle.

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  7. Anonymous7:40:00 PM

    very lovely symbolic of how deep our love can be for another human being-it fills my eyes with tears...

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  8. Wonderful to hear how this has touched you.

    Short link - http://bit.ly/s4away

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  9. Lovely Sam. From beginning to end. Sometimes it's the things simply said that touch our heart and soul. Well said my friend, well said.

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  10. The mystical is wrapped in the clear and elegant act of tying messages to a poem's leg, bringing me to the soul of poetry, which transcends my mental filters.

    This poem transports.

    We all need more of this winged life so I'm sharing this on Twitter now.

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  11. Anonymous7:51:00 PM

    Samuel, "Away" is absolutely beautiful, Thank You...

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