this was not necessarily the thing I wanted, but that thing flew away


..
i do know why
the caged bird sings;

i also know why
they cage the bird.

these pondered, wander
-wondered words,
these pieces of my poem
-heart, these winged things,
they plot
their escape
from the moment
they’re breathed.

and sometimes
when they go,
i’m relieved.

..
A second offering for today’s dVerse Quadrille

 

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14 Responses to this was not necessarily the thing I wanted, but that thing flew away

  1. qbit says:

    Oh, fantastic! Wow.

  2. Fantastic metaphor, if I’m understanding it correctly. To many of those lovely elusive things escape before I can commit them to paper. Love this.

  3. Nan Mykel says:

    “i do know why
    the caged bird sings;

    i also know why
    they cage the bird.” Made me laugh. Perfect!

  4. rothpoetry says:

    Some birds are meant to be wild and free!! Nice work!
    Dwight

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the different take on the caged bird and the occasional relief when they leave.

  6. erbiage says:

    De, this is stunning.

    Sent from my iPad

  7. This is a perfect poem… love the reference and that final conclusion

  8. I m literally swooning right now 😍❤️ This s fantastic, De!❤️

  9. Misky says:

    I believe this commonly referred to as “unloading”. I do it regularly.

  10. Vivian Zems says:

    A beautiful nod to Ms Angelou! Love it!☺

  11. belle jars says:

    I totally misread this as, “these hot-winged things.” 🙂

  12. Beverly Crawford says:

    I hate when a phrase that captures me flies away before I have time to commit it to paper. SO frustrating! Intuitive write.

  13. merrildsmith says:

    I love this. Beautifully written.

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