Sunday, March 16, 2008

I'm not really one for poetry...

....but every once in a while, a poem speaks to me.....

 The free bird leaps
on the back of the win
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wings
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with fearful trill
of the things unknown
but longed for still
and is tune is heard
on the distant hillfor the caged bird
sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze
an the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn
and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.


  1. Nice.
    Its nearly my dinner time.
    I am having chicken.
    Not a free bird though, a dead one that tastes niiice.

    Freebird - I am going to have to find my Skynyrd CD now.

    PS Im not having Baby Carrots with my dinner.
    Baby carrots!?!???

  2. I hate seeing birds in a cage.  I would never own one, ever.  I think they should be free to soar as God intended.  Even chickens, although I do confess to eating them and enjoying them very, very much.  :-)

  3. are we feeling caged?

  4. This has a lovely lyrical lilt to it and speaks well to me too.

    Thanks for sharing it Sugar.
    Jeanie xxx

  5. It makes me sad.  Are you sad?  Please don't be.  Spread your wings!!!


  6. Maya Angelou wrote that.... it's called "The Caged Bird Sings" or "Why the Caged Bird Sings" I think...and it's one of my fav's by her...Phenomenal <spelling> Woman is another of her's I enjoy  greatly.  And Ohhhhhhhh can I FEEL that poem when I read it, been there done that and will probably do it again in the future.  It's life.  Hugz** Teresa

  7. You ain't sad are you Amy?
    Gaz xxxx

  8. Hey Amy...just waving from here in my cage. My too-long blog break is over and I've missed your journal. Thursday is the Spring equinox so I hope that frees all the birds. (Ooh, I saw a group of Meadowlarks over the weekend...YAY!) --Cin

  9. Like #2, I also hate t see birds caged.  The windy weather we're having lately, it's lovely to see birds floating around high up, not flapping their wings, just going where the current takes them.
    love, Angie, xx


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