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Blue Sky Dreaming, a Fantasy Poem

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Mark Tulin is an author who lives in California. He has four books of poetry and one short story collection, available on Amazon.

Free as a Bird

If I could choose to be any other species, I'd be a bird, specifically a condor, because they can fly among the highest.

Whenever I'm in the mountains or at the beach, birds are the first things I notice. I instinctively look up to the sky to see what's flapping its wings, imagining what joy they must feel to soar in open spaces.

Even if birds have a short life span, the experience of feeling free must be extraordinary.

Enjoy Blue Sky Dreaming along with my video poem with music by Peter Kater in the background.

Poem: Blue Sky Dreaming

To be as free as a bird

Able to go where humans

could only hope,

sitting on a lamppost,

balancing on a tree limb,

and swaying back and forth

on a slippery wire


To float on the ocean

like a buoy

Drifting with the tide

at the break of dawn,

and again at sunset


I want to soar in blue skies,

deep as topaz,

rich as sapphire

Breathing in

a bird’s freedom,

the lightness of being,

sunshine on my feathers,

scaling the clouds

above the sea


To perch on a dream

with a condor up high

Rest on heaven’s gate

View the world from

the great beyond

in a momentary thrill

To spread my wings

and fly.


Blue Sky Dreaming, by Mark Tulin

Comments

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on March 04, 2021:

Hi Brenda. Thanks for your kind words.

Do you know how to leave comments? Since HubPages changed its format, I haven't been able to find where I can write down my reactions to other people's posts. Thanks, Mark

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 04, 2021:

Mark,

Your words paint a beautiful picture.

It sounds like it would be so peaceful being a bird.

Imagine spreading my wings to fly..that would be amazing.

Great write & video of spoken word poem.

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on March 04, 2021:

I like the way worded that, Flourish--soaring liberation! We should all be so liberated.

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 04, 2021:

They do represent soaring liberation.

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on February 28, 2021:

I’ve become a birdwatcher recently. My neighbor has a birdbath. Today I saw a dove bathing there. Thanks for stopping by, Ruby.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 28, 2021:

Mark, your poetry takes me along sea shores, and I can see the beauty through your words. I am an avid bird watcher and feeder.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on February 28, 2021:

Thanks, Mark, and you're welcome.

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on February 28, 2021:

Liked your last point, Miebakagh. “Birds are unique creatures indeed that enjoy such a vast bluish space with invisible immortal angels!”. I have no doubt that there are.

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on February 28, 2021:

Thanks for your read, Umesh. .

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on February 28, 2021:

Thank you, Ravi. Indeed, I wanted the poem to take on a surreal vibe, as well as a peaceful and meditative quality.

Mark Tulin (author) from Palm Springs, California on February 28, 2021:

Thanks John. I think I’m content to experience flying vicariously.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on February 28, 2021:

Mark, yes agree that looking up in to the sky, birds soar free. This freedom can't be attained by and other creature, with the rare exception of certain fish that fly into the air to get some oxygen. Birds are unique creatures indeed that enjoy such a vast bluish space with invisible immortal angels! Thanks, Mark, for sharing.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 28, 2021:

Nice composition.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on February 27, 2021:

A beautiful poem Mark and I loved the surreal escapist feeling that washes down my veins as I visualize the bird soaring on the blue skies without any worries or bindings. Thanks for sharing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 27, 2021:

A beautiful poem, Mark. Many of us dream about being free to fly like a bird. You captured that well.

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