learning to fly

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”  ― Annie Dillard




that human

flight is possible

where trust is the only

required fuel but in whom is

it placed. oneself is a good place

to begin if only you can find who and

where that being resides within the frame

of  existence of the totality of it all. of course your

placement might be within the divine entity we call god

(dess) who is just as difficult to locate as the self itself and so

we are left to ponder who it is exactly that ponders or trusts when

leaping from the cliffs of life into that exploration of soul through flight


 Day 22 of NaPoWriMo and as always I’m hanging with the Toads


17 thoughts on “learning to fly

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    I love the idea of exploration of one’s soul through flight. We must leap without fear and know our capabilities and strengths. Lovely write!❤️

  2. elleceef says:

    Ah, to have the trust. Sometimes we are flung over without a choice in the matter. I especially like
    “We are left to ponder who it is exactly that ponders or trust” 🙂

  3. annell4 says:

    Now that is what I call a great poem!!! Love it! And I loved your “wing”. I think more often than not, we consider those who think they can fly, just a little out of step. And if you must jump, perhaps best to choose a cliff that is not to high? Just in case, there is no flight, best not to hurt yourself.

  4. kanzensakura says:

    Your wing shaped poem does take flight! It is wonderful in its message as well. I do trust and probably too freely but that is how I take flight…and I dream a lot. I like this poem of yours so very much.

  5. kim881 says:

    I posted before I read and snap! We chose the same image. I love the shape of your poem, Paul, and that trust is its essence. I especially love the final lines – echoes of Icarus!.

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