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The Edge

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A Mute Swan spreads its wings

.

Standing on the edge of the world

i look out into the void

one move from me

and i’ll be history

so

i unfurl my wings

and gently

glide

back

to

s….

….a

f….

….e

t….

….y

.

Image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing

©DGA 22 January 2012 07:14

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

26 thoughts on “The Edge

  1. The safety of the nest, is the one comfort of flight..Well done Denise.

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  2. maybe just one step back…would hate to fall off, so much i’d miss…smiles….

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  3. That swan is beautiful. Look how white the feathers are.
    I think that must be what preparing for flight is like – excited but teetering on the brink!

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  4. Good imagery, but with the closing layout it might be taken that the glide actually headed out over the edge and the safety is irony? 🙂

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  5. I think we are just like this swan at times. Wanting to step forward into the unknown. But not quite ready to face the unknown, we retreat back to our safety, Very nice Denise.

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  6. Beautiful metaphor… I often feel like this.

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  7. Sounds like you’re almost ready to leave the nest and FLY!

    You’ll soar!

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  8. Beautiful words, and great inspiration.

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  9. Taking the leap: adventure … or escape? I’ll just leave it for now then. 🙂

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  10. Very cool! Your creative vision is astounding!

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  11. I can’t take all the credit (much as I would like to), Hook. I wake up during the night or in the early morning with part of the poem in my head. Now and then it has been virtually the whole thing!

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  12. Oh to be a bird 🙂 Clever poetic structure, Adee

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    • Well, Bb, flying is the best part of being a bird, but I have seen from watching them that they face a lot of dangers and a large percentage of them have sustained injuries in the past, mostly to their legs and feet.

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