Understanding Birds

I watch from behind high
as she spreads
her wings,
and wonder how well
she will fly,
or, indeed, why she
would try, for I have never
the tops of trees.
It is impossible
to understand
if you never
leave the ground.


for the image prompt at The Mag


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

13 responses to “Understanding Birds

  1. Laurie Kolp

    Love, love, love that ending.

  2. interesting view. it is hard to understand birds if you never leave the ground, loved that part.

  3. it is impossible, as you say – brilliant concluding line

  4. …we’ll def never understand a bird not until we have already the right understanding how it is to be human first… smiles…

  5. Cad

    Words to really make us stop and think. Well done.

  6. I agree with Laurie I love the ending to fly you have to be willing to leave the ground..

  7. And there’s lots of possibilities in this poem.Well done.

  8. I like this poem, Mark. Thank you!

  9. I really do love your work. It has that extra bit we all strive to attain.

  10. hypercryptical

    Thoughtful words and how true the ending.
    Anna :o]

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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