Sharing the air

9 Feb

The birds lift off
take flight
soar into the air

into the air? onto the air?

It lifts them, does it not?

It lifts them and holds them as they spiral through it,
cutting, and swirling, and turning.

It lifts them and moves them
forward, backward, and around.

It lifts them and they soar.

Does it groan under their weight? The air, I mean.
Does it wish they would walk on the ground?
Take a train? Rent a boat?

Does it find their feathers weighty? Too much to bear?
When they all take flight at once and share the air?

Posted via web from Liza Lee Miller


5 Responses to “Sharing the air”

  1. Wende 10 February, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Oh, so lovely, Liza. The photo and the poem. Well done.

  2. mon@rch 12 February, 2010 at 6:19 pm #


  3. Sampurna 8 April, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    How beautiful! I love the way you think.

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