if i but had wings–the Sunday Whirl

As I return from a too-long hiatus, I thought I’d join in Brenda’s Sunday Whirl with this poem that uses words she offers for our enjoyment.

Photo: freehdwall.com

Photo: freehdwall.com

if i but had wings

i would escape to the skies with hawks and crows,
thrill to cracks of thunder, ride splintered lightning
through open spaces, drink rain from white billows,
taste flaming orange sunsets…to finally collapse
into earth’s embrace and listen to creation’s heartbeat,
touch the grainy clay of her skin before, bone-weary,
i would crawl into the realm of darkness to enfold my body
in swaths of rainbow quilts and bright-colored dreams.


Here are the words should you want to give it a Whirl:

Image: Sunday Whirl

Image: Sunday Whirl

15 thoughts on “if i but had wings–the Sunday Whirl

  1. thefeatheredsleep says:



  2. 5h2o says:

    Just beautiful.


  3. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    With “if,” anything is possible!

    Whirling with Marge


  4. 1sojournal says:

    So many wonderful sense images, especially like the tasting of flaming orange sunsets,


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  5. annell4 says:

    This is such a beautiful piece! I love it!

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  6. Jae Rose says:

    Those sound like the best forms of wings – and there is no place freer to fly than in our dreams 🙂

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  7. If i had wings, i too would love a flight like this. beautiful.

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  8. claudia says:

    oh it would be wonderful to be able to fly and feel the freedom it brings and watch the world from above… love the rainbow quilt esp… what a piece of clothes to wear

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  9. Cathy says:

    Oh I know that feeling too well. Though for this week poem, I used butterflies.

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  10. Mama Pajama says:

    yaay! this is so upbeat and positive, where so many have been dark and brooding. I found it a pleasant surprise, thank you!

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  11. Cressida says:

    A seamless use of the wordle with beautiful imagery, particularly luxuriating in that beautiful sleep in swathes of quilts and brightly colored dreams.

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  12. X says:

    I always wanted to fly. Not like Superman, but like a bird. Feeling the wind in my feathers. I like the collapsing into the earth’s embrace as well.

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  13. Marianne says:

    So many gorgeous images! I especially liked:
    “drink rain from white billows!”

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  14. I love the cadence of this piece, Victoria. Your title becomes a beautiful journey of image and spirit.

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