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Birds That Never Land, Stories that Don't End

Updated on February 20, 2011

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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      Winsome 5 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Leisha Lee 5 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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Ana Louis 6 years ago

      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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Sage Williams 6 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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Dorissun 6 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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      rebekahELLE 6 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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      RunAbstract 6 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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

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

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 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:-)

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Kelly Umphenour 6 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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Smoooooooth:-)

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for such an enjoyable poem

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

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

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Thank you Winsome - that was so incredibly beautiful!

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      winepress 6 years ago

      Great poem. Thumbs up!

      winepress

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

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

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      Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      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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      arb 6 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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      Amy Becherer 6 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!