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Updated on April 17, 2009

Flight of Fancy

Flight of Fancy - Original art by Sharrie69
Flight of Fancy - Original art by Sharrie69


A mesh of soft, white barbs

Beating together

Pulsing with life,

Soaring up into the dense fields of

Towering Giants

- tipped with golden-blue light

Taking the thin frame higher, higer...









Then throttling back up inot

the deep blue,

Climbing the wind's spiral stairs

Reaching, yearning

Scraping the floors of Heaven...

Ah...the freedom


The wind rushing by

Flying, flying

Never to touch the hot, parched Earth again

Earth that sticks to and burns the soul.

Aerial fantasy.

Splashing in the deep blues, greens and purples

Of the sky,

Dancing in and out of the stained glass


Shaking off the crystal dew


Cloaking your soft pinions

in the dusky redness of the twilight

as you fly ever on...

Stars set upon your brow..

Twinkling in your eyes

No, never to return

Never to return to life below.

Never to walk with tired feet and

Broken Wings

Never to see your dreams

Disolve into nothingness

For up here, with the icy stars smiling beside you

Dreams are reality and reality is but a dream

So come,

Let us fly with the doves

You and I

or let us die trying

(Nov 13th, 1989)


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    • Uriel profile image

      Uriel 8 years ago from Lebanon


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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      wow psychadelic

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      You were younger then. Have you landed yet? I suppose with weight gain it is harder for lift off? LOL Wonderful poem and it made me dizzy up there fyling with you. Great piece of art too. lovely

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      cdub77 8 years ago from Portland Or

      lovely as always

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      sharrie69 8 years ago from Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean)

      heheh..actually the photo is a bit cropped off at the bottom..have to get a better shot but it belongs to a friend of mine now :-)

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      gorgeous! love how the sense of space is expanded and extended beyond the canvas.

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      sharrie69 8 years ago from Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean)

      Bring me back some rainbows!

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      I'm up on celestial clouds now.