Graduation Day - a poem


The clouds today

Have a billowing aspect

In their sky-blue crown -


The reminder of a dream

In their shimmering sails.


And a country of swallows brings to mind

The miracle of a winged language -


An accomplishment

Of translating

Feathers to flight.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Beautiful poem, I enjoyed reading it :)


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thanks Coolmon. Glad you enjoyed this!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

tracy - you have perfectly described the day my son graduated from college. How beautiful!


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thank you, Dolores. It is a singularly special day ~ a bit like ones birthday, only better!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

tracy - I hear a lot of people claiming they do not want to attend their own graduation and I think that it is a mistake. People should mark this wonderful day, and celebrate the ritual that comes with their accomplishment.


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

tracy very nicely done you really captured the moment here. CHeers.


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thank you, lady jane. Your comment is so true ~ it was all about the moment of the day!


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eilander1542011 6 years ago from Everywhere

The greatest feat of poetry s capturing a seemingly monotonous or very regular, plain facet of life, and revealing the true beauty within it. I re-discovered that beauty of graduation day in your poem.

well done


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tracykarl99 6 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thanks so much, eilander. I have never since experienced a day quite like graduation day! The phrase "walking on air" was surely coined by a graduate on that special day.


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MrHunter 3 years ago from Highway 24

There's a lot here, tracy. I second eilander's motion.


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tracykarl99 3 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thanks very much, friend! ;)


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

My youngest is getting ready to graduate from Appalachian State University in December so I naturally gravitated toward this one.

And how I am so glad that I did. This poem is a masterpiece and captures this glorious occasion so beautifully. V+++

Thank You,

Kim


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tracykarl99 2 years ago from San Francisco Author

Thank you so much for that! Congratulations to your son ~ I know he will feel just as elated as I did on that wondrous day! :)

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