Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Flying Machine

                                                                  Flying Down 2006 by David Salle
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag

Shall we see!

Is there to bother
Like no other

Flying down, flying up
Having fun in the air
In a flying machine

Seeing the world below
In myriads of colors
Going about their chores
Without a care

A wish I implore
To stay up in the air
The weather is good
The feeling is great
One is blessed, what a fare!

Not to be alarmed
Just a falling goose
In acrobatics, showing off
Offering some competition
Nonetheless, still a spectacle
To be admired for its prowess

Written for Tess' Magpie #136


  1. lively and lovely! Here's some images for you

  2. ha i love the tale you spun like that goose perhaps, turning tricks i would not mind having a flying machine either...

  3. acrobatic goose ... wow, that was unique !!!

  4. Having a flying machine would be good, having wings would be better...

  5. I've always wanted to learn to fly a plane...

  6. This poem really rhymes nicely, I enjoy it. Flying is beautiful and scary at the same time.

    Hank, could you direct me to your Sketch site again. Thank you.

  7. A flying machine would be great
    Could fly all over at any rate
    And rest my caboose
    Not sure I'd ever trust a goose

  8. You force the reader to change perspective and consider the world from another angle. I love writing that does this!

  9. Your words really took flight. Nice one.

  10. Small planes ... I love them! A veritable aviary up there ...

  11. Oh yes! I believe that falling goose really just wants to be a swan! Lovely feel to your poem, it brings us up lightly, just so we can float among all the rest! Such a lively piece!

  12. Just a falling goose - LOL - hopefully not the pilot. :)

  13. Yes , Maverick and Goose found out what its like to come down the hard way , didnt they !

  14. I love the journey and the enthusiasm you have written into your poem, Hank. It is so beckoning....... let's go!!
    Thank you for sharing this, delight. =D