Friday, July 25, 2014

Sister To The Sky

Photo Credit: Zulo

Kept sinking
till I swore off gravity,
stopped thinking,
and realized

that falling
is flying without wings;
the ground
is open wide

and sister to the sky.

For Hannah's prompt at Real Toads

16 comments:

Gail said...

...flying without wings...I must remember that.

Beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful indeed, MZ!! Awesome!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

We fly everyday on our feet! Love this. ♥

Fireblossom said...

Oh, but harder, though easier to reach.

Hannah said...

Imagine how beautiful it would be to be falling/flying or sinking here!! I love the perspective you brought to this challenge, Mama Zen!! Thank you!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "falling is flying without wings" and the earth being sister to the sky. Glorious writing, kiddo!

Jim said...

No wings and finding that the ground is a sister to the sky.
Very clever, I like.

Is that why 'they' say that falling is a big 'let down?'
..

Kerry O'Connor said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of the final scene in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Vandana Sharma said...

Enjoying every bit of freedom and life!

Other Mary said...

Gads, I love thisss. Your last line clinches it.

Arushi Ahuja said...

yes falling is flying without direction! beautiful

Enigma said...

"that falling
is flying without wings;
the ground
is open wide

and sister to the sky."

Brilliant lines. I can imagine the ground and the sky with their arms stretched to infinity in an effort to embrace the other. The idea of sisterhood is interesting. Enjoyed this. :)

Helen said...

Beautiful write ..... it was very hard not to think of Flight 17 as I read your poem.

Poppy said...

They go hand in hand, sky and ground, clenching each other's gifts tightly, like a black and white bond.

Lovely.

Poppy

manicddaily said...

Yes--you are right--thought the ground is a rather hard-hearted sister! For me, though, the swearing off of gravity is a good point to remember here! Thanks, MZ, a wonderful approach to the prompt. k.

Susie Clevenger said...

So beautiful Mama Zen..."flying without wings" Oh, if only a free fall didn't hurt