Poem: Weaver of Wind (1)


Down through these streets

I fly

With golden eye

And silver dye

Running down my back

And through my hair

Where it was meant

To be

Wings spread wide I take to the sky

The cut of the ground lost to me-


Because it is away that I must die

Away from this city and its cold



The buildings standing stark

And alone in the night

Bereft of men

Bereft of mice

Screaming out in the air

Primal and loud

A laugh on its heels

Like drifting white cloud

Flowing up from my chest

As I turn in midflight

Spinning around

My heart taken with fright

As I catch sight of earth

So close to my head

I flap my wings once

To rid me of dread

To rid me of hate

And the most terrible fear

That I’ve been followed

Followed even here

Joy fills me then

Strange but not queer

Cold and not hot

Free yet of tears

That flow down my face

Unattached and unashamed

Falling back down

To the ground to be tamed

But not me I swear

I will stay wild

In the air out here

In the sky like a child

Without pain or terror

Without hate in my heart

Weaving the wind

As it is my art.


Ā©2012 Sam Oliver (Eris)


A poem in parts. And we know how that works! I dunno when the next part(s) will be done. Eventually I guess, as the fancy strikes me. But this isn’t the last of it. Or maybe it is! I’ll leave it up to you guys. Should I?? Shouldn’t I??



6 thoughts on “Poem: Weaver of Wind (1)

  1. i like it šŸ™‚ much lighter than the other one. it makes me think of hawks šŸ™‚ Deadly, but magestic and not a care in the world. you capture the sense of flight very well šŸ™‚ the freedom of it. and your character’s moment, the snapshot that you’ve taken, is very easy to follow. hats of to you. i honestly can’t find anything for you to improve. your wordings are diverse and your poem is neatky broken up and had an original voice šŸ™‚ hats off to you, lovie. I can’t wait for the next instalment.

  2. It is one of those poems that could stand alone, nothing further needed, or you could pick up and continue on if you wished….I think it will be lovely however you go with it….indeed, I loved soaring with your mystical bird……

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Celeste! Thank you for your kind words. I always appreciate feedback. ā¤
      I'm not sure if I will or won't continue it. I probably will- I said I would. It might take a while, but it's still something I can honestly say I enjoyed writing. ā¤ Thanks for taking the time to read it! Your words mean a lot to me.

      • You can tell you enjoyed it…..it flowed easily and was fun to read…..I would be proud of it too! I am only glad to return the favor. You are a talented writer and very intelligent, and it shows in your work. When you can have fun writing it is sure to be great. I am having a blast with my angel story. It started as a poem, and it continues strong, developing into something else entirely…..It is truly an experience, and even came up with the idea to write a few poems for the story, stick em in between the chapters, titled it The Chronicles of Uriel and Lilith….the point being there are so many places we can go, so many fresh ideas and worlds we can invent when we are truly enjoying and in love with what we are writing…..I look forward to reading more of your awesome words, Sam…….
        Happy writing!

  3. This is lovely Eris and I agree that it can certainly stand alone. I enjoyed each line… the images created in my mind and I love the last 2 lines… sums it up very well. Keep writing on… I absolutely enjoy your words and the way they flow and come to life. ā™„

    • Awww, thanks Bipolarmuse. ā¤ I never planned to stop! I've been somewhat delayed now; the power adaptor died on my laptop so I get to wait until the new one arrives before I can get any true, serious writing done. Figures!
      Thanks for stopping by and thanks especially for your sweet words. ā¤ I really appreciate it~


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