Saturday, April 14, 2018

You Are........

You are
the blackbird of my heart,
I carried with me
when i walked away,
because you could not
say the words
to make me stay.

You perch within,
as always caught
between the earth
and sky.

You thought I sought
to hold you.
I sigh. I sigh.
Brother Dreamer,
I always wanted you
to fly.

For Marian's prompt at Real Toads: Eres tu (you are), and sharing it with the fine folk at Poets United, where there is good reading every Sunday morning.

I am working on my tablet, not good at linking.


38 comments:

  1. YAes, that is what we want!!! Soar!!!

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  2. That's tough, Sherry, wanting him/them to fly. I'd always want him/her to stay (but wouldn't tell that unless I felt it was reciprocal).
    When I fly, I love it, I'm always behaved and qualified to come back at night. And not very often fly, almost never. I used to spend an occasional day or afternoon riding my bike up and down the Rio Grand, both sides.
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    1. Jim, i didnt want him to fly away. He feared being held down by love while, to me, love is wanting the other to be all they can be....to soar.

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  3. Nice take on the prompt Sherry

    Much love...

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  4. Oh Sherry this is absolutely exquisite!!💜💜

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  5. Miscommunications between lovers oven works out this way. I like the "sighs" :-)

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  6. Wow! Sherry, this is my favourite of the day. I love everything about it..

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  7. Really like this Sherry. Most of us know, and love someone who thinks that love is only a trap.

    Elizabeth

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  8. This is really lovely, Sherry.

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  9. That first stanza is amazing, wrings the heart but I applaud your strength. The blackbird of my heart - I love. The whole poem is great ...

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  10. This is sad, Sherry, but I understand the sentiment. Very touching.

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  11. Wanted you to fly... that's the kind of precious unconditional love that is rarely recognized.

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  12. Such a beautiful metaphor, Sherry: 'You are the blackbird of my heart'! I also love the lines:
    'You perch within,
    as always caught
    between the earth
    and sky'.

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  13. Your opening lines are so arresting and carry us through this wonderful poem

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  14. What is sad is that there are so many love stories untold. I think it is good to delve back and find a poem there in your heart that can come out. I loved it.

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  15. Real love never wants to ground the other. It does, as you say here, revel in watching the solo flights of their beloved as well as enjoying the flights together.

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  16. lovely, though a bit sad. one of my favourites from you.
    love is to let go at times.

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  17. a sad tinge to this but some light as well... reminded me of an old Willie song

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  18. I think love needs to be UN-tethered
    for it allows one to truly soar. Your words have captured the essence of this gift so wonderfully.

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  19. Real love demands some compromise and sacrifice. Unfashionable and non progressive view but it's true.

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  20. Deeply intriguing. I especially like 'the blackbird of my heart' because the words weren't spoken ...and I always wanted you to fly.

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  21. Oh so touching as it is always sad when we are not in sync understanding how we feel and what we want for the other person....a fabulous poem that opened with a memorable line!

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  22. You are soaring now... well maybe walking slowly but still with purpose : )
    ZQ

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  23. What a lovely poem. Made me think of a lover, children, a pet - how we (I) would love to hold on, not let go. I want to own the sentiment in the poem - fly, go, be. But sadly, that's something I'm still working on.

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  24. Beautiful poem of unrequited love ... I can feel the emotion and loss.

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  25. This is stunning. I feel that it articulates, so eloquently, the repercussions of 'holding back' (of commitment ... trust ... communication ...) in a relationship.

    I think the piece would resonate with so many - particularly with the partner that was 'all in'.

    I have seen this relationship paradigm (and the sadness of it) again and again. You've put it to paper, so brilliantly here, Sherry.

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  26. Beautiful words...make you think.

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  27. lovely...and combined with that image...

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  28. Sherry. I have something caught in my throat, in my heart. This is so perfectly perfect.
    "I sigh. I sigh."
    Sigh!

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