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Birds-We



Wind held just above the bluff-
Sharp eyes fixed on the meadow's edge
The small brown hawk
Moves on educated pinions and rudder tail

His disciplined body on perfect point
Wheeling on the updraft, the screeching gulls
White and grey grace in fluid motion
Follow the leader as they glide

Swiftly, sharply banking above the cliff
out early this morning-the hang gliders-
A bright variety of colored wings
One, soaring window high

Along our cliff perched house
Greets me through the glass with an exultant shout !
Earthbound I throughout the day
Can scarcely wait for nightfall

When in dreams upon my bed, I
Too, gloriously extravagantly free
Shall wing away through boundless sky
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Submitted by hitalot on July 19, 2017

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Mario William Vitale

Mario William Vitale is a twentieth century poet. He has developed a style of free verse. Has written over one thousand poems. more…

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