For Tuesday Tryouts – Let’s Fly


I know the earth.
You know this.  You have watched me–
rooted, grounded–
for a quarter century.

I do not know the sky.
We have watched it together–
listened, fascinated–
for nearly a half-century.

What we have is between heaven and earth.
Will we watch this union–
perfect sung notes, self-blinded heartbeats–
into the next half-century?

I will seek the heavens;
Build wings with dreams and doubt–
pages of a thousand poems, tears of an unexpected parting–
and find my place under the sun.

Margo Roby’s Tuesday Tryouts

About T A Smith

Just one of the literacy scholars on this site who wants to explore writing in all its complexities.
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8 Responses to For Tuesday Tryouts – Let’s Fly

  1. brian miller says:

    nice…really like that last bit…building wings of dreams and doubts…the inclusion of doubt is very cool….as i would do the same…many fear it…that stanza though is the strongest for me…smiles.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      It’s strongest for me as well, because that is exactly where I am now. I hadn’t thought about flying much, at least in writing, until I read Margo’s prompt. I like where it took me. Thanks for sharing it with me. 🙂

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    This is very lovely – good luck on the flight! k.

  3. margo roby says:

    I like this. You said low imagery, but this isn’t a poem for high imagery. I think you would lose the impact of the speaker’s words. What you have are strong verbs and nouns and that will do it.

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