Friday, April 26, 2013

Totem: Raven

Fireblossom Friday: Not Feeling Like Yourself


today I awaken not feeling caged
but wanting to stretch my wings
a yearning to soar like a raven
through the desert canyons
sun warming me while breezes 
keep me aloft

i want to hold onto this newness
fulfill my needs from this new perspective
perhaps risk having new dreams
how to fly when merely human
i must learn to use this new mind
and soar in new ways

Polyvore by grace2244

16 comments:

  1. This sounds like a wonderful way to explore the inner you. I like the way you ended the poem with the resolution to learn to use this new mind.
    Thank you for participating on Real Toads.

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Kerry! I loved your post. Your comment very much appreciated.

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  2. Risk having new dreams. That's such a wonderful notion, and my favorite line in your poem. I'm partial to birds, and so I really enjoyed this a lot. Welcome to Toads!

    PS--your link went to the wrong post, but I have fixed it for you. :-)

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    1. Oh no! Thank you for fixing it and for your lovely comments!

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  3. New is hard to hold on to, I think, but easier to dream. Enjoyed the raven wings.

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  4. This is beautiful! It takes the prompt to a another level of deepness that I did not even imagine it could be. Good job!

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  5. Thank you hedgewitch and Charleen! After I wrote mine and was reading others, I thought I did mine backwards. Am so pleased you both liked it!

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  6. I'm from British Columbia, where the raven is a very important bird, sacred to many of the First Nations peoples.
    This is a powerful dream, a lovely poem, and a beautiful photo.
    K

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    1. Thank you, Kay! I do believe it is one of my totem animals. Have some affinity for Native American Indian culture. Appreciate your lovely comments.

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  7. The raven as totem ... lovely poetry.

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  8. That eternal wish for flight and not knowing how to use or find one's wings. Beautiful work!

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  9. I have always thought the Raven was misunderstood ;D
    Beautiful-I like how thoughts explored the wonder of it all~

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  10. Thank you, Susie and Ella for your kind comments and for taking the time to read my first time entry.

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  11. I love the image of soaring like a raven through desert canyons.....and the risk of having new dreams and learning how to fly while merely human. Awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry Blue Sky...love that name :))

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