Sunday, 3 April 2016

no limits...


This is an image of my rather worn, but very precious book...


chummed
water
fishing boat
seagulls snatch food
but one special gull practised low gliding

one special seagull hungered to learn speed
he rode high winds
shining star
heaven
worlds

home
for now
perfection
till the next world
shimmering, transparent and no limits


his pupil Fletcher learnt to see real flight; freedom in the starry beyonds 




Poetry Forms: Triple Tetractys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
+
Monostich in the final line



Linking to:
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads - Flash 55 - The Classics



dearest jonathan
the wind beneath my wings
is you


16 comments:

Kim M. Russell said...

Amazing! I didn't think anyone still read Jonathan Livingstone Seagull. I still have my copy from when I first read it as a teenager, many , many years ago!

Adam said...

Never read JLS, but enjoyed the poem very much!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such an amazing book and movie (with unforgettable music by Neil Diamond). This takes me back to the 20th century in a good way.
I love the way your poem looks on the screen too.

Ellecee said...

one of my favorite books from the past, you have captured the heart of it,,so well crafted as well,,,

Raivenne said...

I have a list of classic books I didn't have the opportunity to read while I was in school. This is one of them. Your poem makes me want to go to Amazon and order it right now.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This book and it's movie began me on my journey of transformation. I Resonate deeply with your poem.

De said...

Excellent use of form, as well as a favorite classic tale.

Gillena Cox said...

Lovely presentation in form and lyrics Gemma

Much love...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, beautifully summed up.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

PS I still have my original copy too, thoughI was somewhat older than a teenager even back then.

Outlawyer said...

Ha, super clever. Thanks. k.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I read it in t he 70s, and I love your take on it. Yes, one special gull, for sure! Thanks, Amy

Jim said...

Nice poem, Gemma. It may make me want to read the book but probably I will not. It wasn't written yet when I was in undergraduate school.
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grapeling said...

skilled treatment of forms in a fine, flying 55 ~

Other Mary said...

Nicely done, and your form looks a bit like a bird in flight too. :o)

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the form and your poem about a book I've never read. I must put it on my list.

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