Monday, October 25, 2010

Open Window - October 25, 2010





Open Window

A cardinal is looking in my open window
Searching for his beloved sky
I can see his eyes in the morning glow
Can tell that his wings
Are aching to fly

I can feel a whispered breeze calling out to him
So why does he continue looking here
Instead of lighting there on yonder limb
Is he merely confused
Or full of fear

I dare not utter a single, solitary word
Or move an inch, you see
Recognizing a kindred spirit in this bird
Looking here in my window
Searching, just like me

I am staring at the world through an open window
Always, searching for my beloved sky
One day when I find what I seek, I will go
Spread out my wings
And swiftly fly

Copyright *Neva Flores @2010

19 comments:

AFHodge said...

How beautiful!

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Angela :)

lorilynn said...

wow, that is awesome neva. i love it.

Phill Senters said...

A beautiful poem Neva...I think we'd all like to fly sometimes.

Neva Flores said...

Thank you Lorilynn and Phil :)

Kate Smedley said...

I've really missed your poems, this is as beautiful as ever Neva.

Neva Flores said...

thank you Kate, I have been trying to determine the best way to send my pieces out. Some like this method, some like a reading, some like just a poem. :)) So I am sending them out in every fashion until I drive all of you nuts. :)

ensemble5 said...

I love this poem very soft... thanks you Neva ~~

BBB said...

Lovely words, Neva!!
(I, myself, prefer this format for sending out your wonderful words.) :)

Jonie said...

Yes, let's fly :-))
I love this format best with the lovely images.

Carrie Burtt said...

Neva this is breathtakingly beautiful...i love every line! Such a wonderful message in this one! :-)

Jack said...

very sweet picture indeed. thanks for the beautiful poem :) have a great week.

Jack said...

i had a flying dream once! it was really something! very nice poem, thank you Neva for sharing. have a great week.

Neva Flores said...

Hope you flew somewhere beautiful Jack :))

Tutte Peever said...

Last Verse spoke to me profoundly. Today I am finally able to see an open sky with the anticipation of spreading my wings once again. Any creature that experienced a sense of entrapment has the same desire. Set me free and let me fly.....I intend to.

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Cheers!
You rock!

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Beatrice said...

This is so beautiful. Thank you.