On Fancy's Wings Poem by Valsa George

On Fancy's Wings

Rating: 5.0


I want to shed my earthly existence
Like the sloughed skin of a snake
To rise high and still higher
To levitate in ether, to feel weightless
To sail beyond sunset, to fly far, far away
To soar into the seamless skies
To float amid twinkling stars
To collide against constellations
To tour round on a magic carpet
And dive into the oceanic depths of space

There I would build a palace
Amid the clouds to dream in peace
With none to distract or extract

No laws of gravity should pull me down
Let me rest awhile in that magic kingdom
Not for ever, but for a little while
To look down from that cosmic arena
And pity upon the poor earthlings
Who never realize how insignificant they are
Stuck in a blue luminous speck
Amid the vast enveloping cosmic dark
And keep sucking their habitation dry!

With all such ignorance shed
With new knowledge garnered
Petty strife set aside, in greater humility
Finally to descend down a better being!

On Fancy's Wings
Monday, February 6, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: journey
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Hans Vr 11 February 2017

I just love this one, Valsa. Just get out there for a time and see all in perspective. What a great dream, perhaps one our soul can achieve after we shed our body temple. When I read your comments below on the frog-in-the-well the whole poem gets still more meaning and overflows even more with wisdom. A true joy to read!

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Valsa George 12 February 2017

Hans.... So kind of you to have stopped by and read my poems. Glad you understood the poem in the way I meant it! Thanks for the great boost given!

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Nosheen Irfan 13 February 2017

That's a wonderful journey of renewal n rejuvenation. We all need this break from the worldly life and go on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual cleansing. Again a deft use of language from your master pen. A wonderful flight of imagination to unknown and a coming back in renewed spirit. A huge 10.

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Valsa George 13 February 2017

Nosheen, I love your intelligent comments and always look forward to them! They are perfectly in place and apt! Thank you so much!

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Tom Billsborough 14 February 2017

A wonderful metaphor of the need for renewal. I lobe the snake skin image. When ours sloughed their skins they had an incredible sparkle like a new being, so your first image picked me up and swept me on into your magical journey. As you say you are taking a little rest (hopefully on Wings) it'll give me a chance to catch up a little on one of my very favourite poets. This one too is going into my favourites' list, Valsa.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 June 2019

No laws of gravity should pull me down Let me rest awhile in that magic kingdom Not for ever, but for a little while To look down from that cosmic arena And pity upon the poor earthlings Who never realize how insignificant they are.....outstanding conceptualization. A superb poem is so nicely delineated.10

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Josey Alfred 21 August 2017

Thank you for sharing Valsaji, Superb imagination, well set out with a highly remarkable motivating conclusion.

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Josey Alfred 20 August 2017

Thank you Valsaji for sharing, There I would build a palace Amid the clouds to dream in peace With none to disturbed of Exert.j I feel it's a dream in heaven.

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Josey Alfred 20 August 2017

Thank you Valsaji, While busy in the day to day bustle of life, we rarely get time to float about in the cloud to be relaxed and in Bliss. Thank you for sharing

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Susan Williams 27 March 2017

With all such ignorance shed With new knowledge garnered Petty strife set aside, in greater humility Finally to descend down a better being! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -If only, if only, we humans would strive for humility- - just think of all the pollution that would cure, and all the poverty that would be chased away, and the crime rates would drop like a rock. We should all swallow a good-sized dollop of humility every day for our health, for our society's health, and for our planet's health. A well-written important write, Valsa. 10++++++++++++++++++

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