Lovely As

A poem lovely as flight
is when I can follow the light
of sun, moon or stars, navigate
the earth’s magnetic field,
exploring new paths revealed
like a bird, and always know
my flyway home.

Kim M. Russell, 16th August 2018

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My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Micro Poetry: A Poem Lovely As

Kerry is hosting this Thursday with a micro poetry challenge, the object of which is to write a poem of between one and twelve lines in a form of our choice. The point of departure is the line: ‘A poem lovely as…’ taken from ‘Trees’ by Joyce Kilmer.

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20 thoughts on “Lovely As

  1. oh yeah, jumping up and down, as Toni said, and Sherry, and HA and yeah …. wow Kim – great poem, the use of the elements, the sense of flight and adventure (wonderful contrast) and then knowing “flyaway home” – that totally rocks it. Awesome.

    (great poem about birds, flight, and I really like how you’ve used it as a personal metaphor, with such magnetic resonance; and oh well, homing pigeons are fascinating, truly intelligent birds, but to soar and swoop and dip like swallows? I think those are swallows, I’ve seen this image before, it’s totally awesome – anyhow … really tight poem Kim!)

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