The Sunday Whirl: Wordle @227
wings, inside, naked, clarity, river, stalk,
flies, first, red, world, want, plains
Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #35
mayor, beyond, steps, close, never, forgotten, begin,
health, age, enter, senior, adventure
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #280
About Those Senior Moments
There are some who might call me
a bird of prey, unaware that in dreams
I move on the wings of a red-tailed hawk.
Stalking high above fields and plains
with focused clarity, always on this side
of the river, health and age forgotten.
Beyond this inside naked need to fly, I want
little. Life is an adventure, taken one leaping step
at a time, in a world afraid to enter possibilities.
Fear of beginning closes many doors. One
must first be able to imagine, to believe. Will
never happen if you constantly tell yourself,
“I’m only having a senior moment.”
Elizabeth Crawford 11/29/15
Notes: Almost gave up on the two word lists. I looked at them several times and nothing was happening because my mind couldn’t get past that word mayor. Decided to follow another inkling. Mayor was the one word I didn’t use. But the piece reminded me of the image. A gift from a friend who understood my deep abiding fascination with hawks, once she showed me where I could find them. Sometime later, she came and asked me how to draw hands. I showed her the little I knew about attempting such a thing. I was floored when she brought me what she had done. It is a personal treasure with quite a story of its own.
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