Posts Tagged ‘wings’


Oh garden bird

you kept a wild heart

between your ribs

as you danced

the morning zephyr

darting circles

through the phlox.

Your last song

sang of forgiveness

to the cat

before you died.

Let me hold

your empty body

till I feel again

the pulse

of swaying hills

and flying trees,

till my own wings spread

new feathers

and we both reclaim the sky.


(c) 1995, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright


(a re-post)




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(an old one from the ’70’s)


Fly,  homing pigeon –

high above effects,

blood-stained battlegrounds,

crackling casinos,

robbers of graves,

the sweating of small stuff.

Ready, aim, soar

above the tallest tree

to the mountain top.

Fly home, Beloved –

your wings were made for this.


(c) 1978, 2012 Betty Hayes Albright

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I’d fly on white wings,

one of joy

one of sorrow


on crosswinds


and below

to mate

in mid-flight

with a prayer.


(c) 1990, 2012  Betty Hayes Albright


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