a bird

never needs a map

always knows

how to get there from here

in straight lines

on soft breezes

through storms


endless days


with sunshine.


my map

draws itself

with a pencil

of hope

blunt tipped


somehow still



this poem is part of one shot wednesday


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  • Liz April 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

    sigh, absolutely gorgeous

  • Nicole April 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Very pretty poem and site!

  • brian April 20, 2011 at 10:09 am

    keep that hope in your pocket to write with, better it dented and scuffed than lost…

  • jinksy April 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Blue was on my mind today, as well! 🙂

  • Jamie S April 20, 2011 at 11:16 am


    I’ve wondered before if birds aren’t just better at enjoying the journey than we are.

  • M. D. Jordan April 20, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Love the structure of this poem and deeper meaning. The art work is great too!

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo April 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    . . . what hope is there for me. I get lost with a GPS!

  • Elizabeth Young April 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    This simple poem reveals the truth of it all. I am reminded of Solomon who in all his glory was not as beautiful as a lily of the field. Best wishes.

  • Kim Nelson April 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Not sure which I find more inspiring, Kelly, the print or the poem. I, too, paint from a palette of hope; so this piece is especially sweet to me.

  • Reena April 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Lovely words along with the image.

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  • Wendy Brightbill April 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    what a beautiful poem. i loved the part about hope. simple. yet lovely. thanks for sharing.

  • Lisa Gordon April 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    This is just beautiful!

  • Jannie Funster April 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Reading words written by a pencil of hope lights my day.

    Thank you!

    And your artsy-looking site is a treat for my hungry eyes. Ahhhh, I’m gonna like it here — I can tell already.

    So happy I popped over from one Stop. Art IS life, whooohooo.

  • C Rose April 20, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Blue muse indeed! This was absolutely captivating…I think it may have even evoked an “aww” moment. How gently it unfolded, masterful poem! ~ Rose

  • Vanessa April 21, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    so very pretty…
    wish i could fly..

  • tolbert April 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Love it! Next time I’m called a bird brain I’ll take it as a compliment! (Oh, to have that sense of direction…)

  • sonyamacdesigns April 21, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    what a beautiful reminder of flight …

  • Chantal April 22, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I little birdie told me…

  • Vinay April 23, 2011 at 5:11 am

    very beautiful structure and message! 🙂

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