To Fly


I wish that I could fly
On many feathered wings,
To top the mountain heights,
Then linger in the clouds,
And see imposing sights.

I wish that I could fly
Like angels from on high,
Appendages unfurled,
To drift upon the breeze
And watch the bustling world.

I wish that I could fly
On gentle painted wings
That butterflies produce
And flutter all about
Like leaves the trees let loose.

I wish that I could fly
Like eagles soaring free
So far above the trees,
Across the open sky
To unknown destinies.

Author Notes:

Just dreaming about having wings. Airplanes, magic carpets, rocketships, unicorns, or even Santa’s sleigh wouldn’t match having wings and being able to fly at will.

This poem is a Monchielle Poem.
The Monchielle form was created by Jim T. Henriksen. It is a poem that consists of four each five-line stanzas where the first line repeats in each verse. Each line within the stanzas consist of six iambic syllables (iambic trimeter) , where lines three and five rhyme. The rhyme pattern is:
Abcdc Aefgf Ahiji Aklml, where the capital letters indicate the repeated lines. This form is nicely expressive when characterizing several things that with similarities.

This photograph was taken by the author himself on September 27, 2014.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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