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He has never done

this-

 

trusting

her memory

 

that when her wings

get tired

 

from wandering

and she looks down

 

to see

these houses

 

and recognize

this nest

 

she will choose

to land.

 

The distinct sound

of her wings,

 

whistling,

confirms her reprise.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

Joel the poem is simply beautiful. It is so metaphorical and I love the metaphors what you use.

 

trusting

her memory

 

that when her wings

get tired

 

from wandering

and she looks down

 

to see

these houses

 

and recognize

this nest

 

she will choose

to land.

 

That sounds so poetical and so touching.

Thank you a lot for sharing this.

 

Well done my friend

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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I am glad you liked it, Sandra.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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goldenlangur

Hello JoelJoso,

 

 

I like the way this poem shows, suggests but does not tell. There's an element of hope tinged with misgiving that perhaps whatever reconciliation, "he" anticipates might not be without its "price", as it were. Your use of the detail "reprise" is quite teasing here.

 

 

goldenlangur

goldenlangur

 

 

Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Thank you, GL. This was built of my knowledge of pigeons. This piece was actually inspired by Mourning doves.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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This poem moves along very smoothly with your linebreaks, enjambment and two-line stanzas. I see more in this than pigeons --

... when her wings

get tired

 

from wandering ...

Even the title is close to "Home." icon_wink.gif Very beautiful, Joel.

 

Tony

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You're right, Tony. This is more than just about pigeons :-)

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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