Birds That Never Land, Stories that Don't End

Aloft she hovers on words he utters

Alone he watched as words break free

Castles forming, valleys greening

Rivers flowing, clouds as he

Speaks of beauty beyond comparing

Wonders glimpsed at edge of sight

Moons waning, stars weaving

Stagehands rolling out the night

Her hands trembling, darkness falling

Her heart creates inside her mind

He inviting, she receiving

Rising up the dance unwinds

And she thinks of midnight waiting

He enraptured, her mouth, her face

Heedless of the schemes they're weaving

She has chosen love's embrace

Ticker tape of stardust falling

Heaven's music keeping time

The story of their love in lyrics

Both composing, lost in rhyme

Even as they draw the curtain

As the silent crowds arise

Even when applause is thunder

Each is lost in the other's eyes

©Winsome Publishing 2011, All rights reserved


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Love this and reminds me of one I just contrived called "I'm along for the ride". Your's is much more beautifully romantic, though. Gorgeous imagrey and imaginative beauty. Bravo, winsome as this definitely is!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

Only the poet can take the stone, draw from there a word and shine it till it lights! A gem. Well done!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hey Amy, nice to see you. Thanks for the kind and generous words. After turning out the "Habit Your Way" opus, I just had to let the words soar. =:)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Good seeing you Arb, a jewel of a compliment--many thanks. =:)


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winepress 5 years ago

Great poem. Thumbs up!

winepress


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Thank you Winsome - that was so incredibly beautiful!


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Lovely Winsome and I love the photo to match the sentiment.


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for such an enjoyable poem


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello WP, thank you for the visit and the unapposable thumbs up. =:)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Shalini, what a nice thing to say--it is a joy to write when people like you appreciate it. =:)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi GL,thank you so much for the compliment. I like the photo too, I hope she finds what she's looking for up there. =:)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hello my friend, Hello--I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Its lovely to make a feast of words and have your friends stop by to dine. =:)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Lovely and enchanting poetry...rhyme is not easy, but you do it very well!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Thank you Genna, you inspired me to include rhyme in this one and I'm delighted you enjoyed it. I think poets are a little like sowers who plant lovely and sometimes wild images in the green fields of the minds who find them. Keep sowing. =:)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Smoooooooth:-)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi RH, love the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by. =:)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Thank you! You are so talented!!! I have read a few things of yours - but you know if I comment on everything - you'll have a ton of email so I just vote up and rate:-) I'm a hub haunter;)


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Ha ha, you are too kind--please comment away, it's just as much fun to engage in friendly banter and discussion as it is to write. The "Winsome/Jane Austin Book Club" as it were. =:)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Ok Winsome:-). Well I voted on the veggie burger because here, we do not have an in and out! Haha! You are great:-)


Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

This is very beautifully written. It is so meaningful and well-written. Wonderful hub. Kudos.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Phoebe, thank you for those lovely compliments. I really enjoyed writing it, I'm happy it spoke to you. =:)


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RunAbstract 5 years ago from USA

Beautiful and inspirational! And I loved the picture you used to illustrate this poem. It completely set the mood for the beautiful words which followed!

Really lovely!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

RA you are so nice--thank you for visiting and for the compliment. I had fun reading about the air car. =:)


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rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

I was trying to post your profile on the feed, and it didn't work, so I thought I would drop by to see your latest, and now I'm glad I didn't miss this beautiful poem.

I loved reading it, and images flashed before me with your perfectly chosen words and spaces. Gorgeous, and I'm certain you enjoyed writing such a beautiful poem. Thank YOU for sharing it here on HubPages. xo


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

I did enjoy writing it Rebekah and your sweet comment is much appreciated. I don't know what posting on the feed is but I'm glad you didn't let that stop you. Thank you for reading and for the gracious words. =:)


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Dorissun 5 years ago

Really enjoy it! It sounds refined and really beautiful. After reading your peom, it seems I am stepping into the world you wrote.

Great!


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

That is the magic of words D--thank you for your kind ones. I'm glad you enjoyed it. We all deserve beauty in our lives and I hope yours becomes as beautiful as your dreams. =:)


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Sage Williams 5 years ago

Winsome,

This title caught my eye and I am so glad. What a beautiful poem. I love the flowing feeling throughout. It magically sweeps you away. Thanks so much I really needed to read something so inspiring.

Sage


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Sage, so nice to see you. I'm happy you enjoyed it. This love was transcendent--may all our loves be so. Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely compliment. =:)


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Ana Louis 5 years ago from Louisiana

Hi Winsome. I have been away for awhile, so I am hopping around trying to catch up with my favorite hubbers hubs.

This is a lovely poem...art in words. A delight as always.


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Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Welcome back Ana, so nice to be in your hop zone. Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed the poem. =:)


Leisha Lee 4 years ago

A fragrant spray of enchantments and dreams to be dared.

your passions and their passions a web of spice.

Twaz a nice read Thanks.


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Winsome 4 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas Author

Hi Leisha,

You are very welcome, I'm happy you enjoyed it. There are wonders to taste and savor if we keep our eyes open. =: )

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