Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wing and Sail





















have you ever imagined a sky so blue
and wings so long and wide - carrying you off to worlds
unknown across that royal blue sky

have you ever imagined a sea so vast
with masts so tall and white - sailing you off to worlds
unknown across that vast, vast sea
where sail meets sky and blue meets blue and wing
meets a ship called Destiny...

where life is mapped to pages - set to sea and bluest sky
and tales of future history
unfold (imagine)
as wing and sail
soar by

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2010


Posted for Alphabet-thursday Rainbow Summer School....Blue

33 comments:

  1. i really am fascinated witht eh age in which ships were the way to travel and explore...to set sail and write history...is very enticing...nice write...

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  2. thanks Brian...writing this made we want to set sail also...doing the colors of the rainbow has been a wonderful excerise....one more to go next week...blessings...bkm

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  3. I just love sailing, and I adore this poem. It has such hopefulness, and a gently rhythm. The last stanza is my favorite. Really, really nice.

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  4. Thank you so much Tina...blessings..bkm

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  5. What a wonderful way to escape this would be.

    Thanks for this poem and thanks for visiting and commenting.

    PG

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  6. Very nicely written and a beautiful picture too!

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  7. as much as the prospect of such an adventure thrills me ... it also scares me to the core ...

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  8. Wonderful poem about sailing ships and blue skies.
    My children like to watch this DVD of the Disney movie Pocahontas. There is a scene where Pocahontas is consulting with a talking willow-tree and looks out toward the horizon and sees the white sails of a tall sailing ship (John Smith & Co are about to land at what was to become 'Jamestown') and Pocahontas remarks that she sees clouds, 'huge, strange looking cloud...' Lovely images there, that are a kindred spirit to your wonderful poem.
    Love your poem!
    Thank you for your kind words about my blue and yellow bracelet.
    Best wishes,
    Anna

    For the benefit of other readers:
    Anna's Rainbow Blue Jewellery


    Best wishes,

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  9. Looking at the picture, I would imagine this is how the people that were on those tall ships felt like sailing the high seas. Wonderful poem.

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  10. What a beautiful poem. I just love the imagery of the sails bellowing against the sky that you create.

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  11. This is wonderful. Boats truly soar across the sea don't they.

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  12. What a beautiful experience that would be...and such a well written poem too.

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  13. beautiful blue poem!
    love the image!

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  14. My husband and I met in a similar ship called The Bounty. The picture of the The Destiny made me think of it and smile.

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  15. Yes, I have imagined that. And now you've put it to words for me.

    =)

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  16. Beautiful poem. You captured the wanderlust and adventure so well. I really enjoyed this!

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  17. Absolutely perfectly paired poem and pic!!

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  18. Beautiful poems! You really have a gift with words :) I really love how you romanticized the feeling of sailing on a ship.

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  19. Beautifully interwoven words & images - great blue post!

    Have a great weekend too,

    LOLA:)

    btw My Rainbow Blue link is here for you!

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  20. Ahhh yessss! I have imagined and lived this poem. Only not on the sea, but on a wonderfully big lake! It is the feeling I get everyweekend on a great sailing day! I will want to borrow this poem from you! It's fabulous! So glad you visited and I was able to find your post too!

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  21. gorgeous, gorgeous poem. i can close my eyes and dream. you are so very talented

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  22. Thank you all for you wonderful comments on this poem...I do not sail - but I can imagine...blessings..to you all..bkm

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  23. My dad always had a picture of a big sailing ship on the wall...Navy man. This made me think of him. Great blue post, thanks..

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  24. This is my fantasy. You captured it so completely and beautifully.

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  25. Beautiful imagery. Unlimited imagination.

    As always, your words transport me.

    Your posts delight me.

    And I am thankful you have linked to Rainbow Summer School.

    Amazing.

    A+

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  26. Wonderful. The last stanza is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing this (blue has taken on new meaning, now).

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  27. Wonderful post and poem. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  28. When I think of the courage of some of my ancestors, setting off to who-knows-where on a wooden ship, armed with a few farm implements and faith, I humbled.

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  29. what a wonderful way to travel.....I would do it....just go with the tides and the winds....

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  30. Your poem makes me itch to take off to some far away land across the ocean!

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  31. Is this topic connected with your education sphere or perhaps is it more about your leisure and free time?

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