Carol Fleming Klein

Free Bird - Poem by Carol Fleming Klein

Your fleeting touch
awakens once more
the freedom cry
in my songbird throat

Only a voice
once caged
sings as sweetly
of free air

and the open door

But your transient touch
my sleeping wings

Tuesday, January 25,1995

Topic(s) of this poem: freedom

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was a reflection of my husband's impact on me, shortly after we met; how he encoouraged me to look higher and farther, to be hopeful, and to dream again.

When I wrote it I had read the title of Maya Angelou's book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, although not the poem. The image stuck with me and is echoed in the metaphor of this poem.

Comments about Free Bird by Carol Fleming Klein

  • Khairul Ahsan (1/24/2014 12:19:00 AM)

    This is a nice poem, in appreciation of a loving, caring and appreciative husband. Love it. And thanks for the 'Poet's Notes'
    If you have time, I'll appreciate if you would read, rate and comment on some of my poems. I have a natural fascination for birds. In many of my poems you will find the mention of birds and their ways of life as a natural reference.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 23, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, March 28, 2014

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