ceasing disbelief, the stone
of logic rolls aside
our broken grasp gives faith
a flying chance as artist
decrees no second
fall, no safety net
on singing wings, the skylark's
risen faithfully to blend
again with heaven - we take
communion and wait
Title taken from Ted Hughes’ poem: Skylarks
Joining De’s quadrille with paschal prompt: Rise – and also planting this in the Imaginary Garden’s Tuesday Platform
15 thoughts on “Dithering in ether”
Lovely poem. Lovely theme.
Thank you for your appreciation
“on singing wings, the skylark’s risen faithfully to blend again with heaven,” .. I love the poignancy of this image! 💜
Thank you Sanaa & thanks for being our imaginary gardener today
Beautiful phrases–those singing wings!
A provocative prompt from you – many thanks Merrill
You’re welcome. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for joining in!
Lovely metaphors and images.
took quite a time to form these 44 words and the metaphors took me all over the place – thank you Rosemary
I specially like that second stanza of the skylark and your compound noun of split-timed trapeze-
compounds a hang on from the recent Poetics and very useful too when word count at a premium 😉
I like the thought of the stone of logic rolling aside.
thanks Frank – the allusion seemed just right for the effort involved with letting go
sounds like you know grief well and have addressed it in a loving and gentle manner 🙂
I know it only because it is so fresh –
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