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The Air of Freedom

Updated on April 5, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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humbled

by green

rising to strafed sky

punctuated

by grey

i watch a bird alone

arc its way

and i wonder where his mate lies

and what song she sings

to lure him home

from the great freedom

pulsing under wing

i watch from a cabin of silver

feeling the movement of steel on track

feeling the great movement of air underneath

around

on top of

and begin

to sing my song




copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      a very moving little piece... but I do confess I didnt know what strafed meant..:( nevertheless you are hitting your element Audrey

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thanks Frank! It was one of those words that came to me and then I had to go look it up---

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      This poem brought back memories of when i lived in Montana and would spend hours watching eagles soar. Beautifully done. Jamie

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      Joanne M Olivieri 4 years ago

      Audrey, you are so perceptive and have such a beautiful imagination. An excellent poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Joanne!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Jamie!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This was one of those pieces that seemed to take me back home. Very nice, Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Wayne! Home where?

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Gave a feeling of taking flight. Enjoyed. Passing this on.

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      Lisa Williams 4 years ago

      Very nice imagery, I really enjoyed this! I voted up.

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      A beautiful peaceful image seen from a moving train...loved this:-))

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      A wonderful flow of words. Loved this.

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      Catherine Tally 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Beautifully written, Audrey! From the confines of a speeding train , there is that shared sense of oneness with the bird in flight. I get a beautiful image of the songs' notes blending into infinity. :)

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A beautifully expressed sense of freedom Audrey.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      A beautiful poem, freedom in every word. Voted up.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very nice poem as always. In such short and sweet way many things are told with lot of feelings. Thanks for sharing this and shared also. Votes up way.

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 4 years ago from India

      Very beautiful poem. . Voted up, beautiful and awesome.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this gift of reflection.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      A beautiful flight of fancy, a moment captured.....bliss.

      Audrey thank you for a perfect moment.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      As always, you are able to convey deep feelings with your words.

      Voted UP and shared. Also Pinned and Tweeted.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      So beautiful, putting yourself on a train and seeing a bird in flight, i was there.....Amazing imagery.......

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great photo that complements a awesome poem

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      I love your expressive ability and the spirit of your work, my friend Audrey. Thank you for sharing this marvelous work. whonu

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Very moving piece, Audrey! Lovely indeed.

      Voted up +++ and sharing

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Clark Cook 4 years ago from Rural BC (Canada) & N of Puerto Vallarta (Mexico)

      My third Audrey tonight! A privilege indeed, but a bit overwhelming. You DO rock 'n roll your readers! A marvellou moment beautifully captured.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      And we should all sing for freedom. Sharing.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Mmmm...i'm humming - you don't want to hear me sing!

      i found this poem both inspiring and somehow sensual..

      either way - beautiful!

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      Poetic Fool 4 years ago

      Lovely, Audrey. I love the imagery and the comparison. Freedom is a strong lure and it does make you wonder what song she sings to lure him back. Shared, voted up and more!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

      The poem is so beautiful.......Watching the bird flying high up raise our emotions also.

      Voted up, beautiful and awesome. Sharing too.

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Skillful transposition. I loved how you humanised the birds situation. A great piece of work.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Lisawilliams!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Valleypoet!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you wetnose!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much for reading this cat on a soapbox!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Rosemary!! Hope all is well in your world!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you dghbrh!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi anupma! Thank you so much for reading this one!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hello Martin!!! Good to see you! and Thanks!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you tobusiness!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Mary--and thank you so much for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Anna!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Ruby I am so glad that you enjoyed this little bit of freedom --

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Tom you are a gem! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much whonu!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Hi Faith Reaper! Thank you!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you moonfroth!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Michelle!!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you ImKarn!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Rick!! And for sharing!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Radhikasree!

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      I admire the words and the imagination that comes with your poem. Brief but carries a great message with deep emotions.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you JPSO138!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Great poem, as always. Never stop to sing your song :)

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Lovely poem Audrey, watching those birds from a train window? I loved it!

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      Audrey Howitt 10 months ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia!

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