The Other Bird Poem by Joseph S. Josephides

The Other Bird

Rating: 5.0

The other bird am I. I belong to nobody,
I don’t wake up and depart just to fetch food,
and then get back to sleep and wake up anew.

It’s a disgrace for me to falter and stall in the air.
I insist on trying that trembling difficult curve,
to glide low, to set higher then to palpitate.
When I fall I learn my wings how to support me,
how to overpass any monotony and the vertigo.
Even hungry, I’m healthy with what I learn;
What matters is the flight, higher or deeper.

The other bird am I; they have problem to believe me
when I tell ‘the stomach sticks you drowsy on ground’.

Yet, who believed Leonardo da Vinci that would fly?
Or the paralyzed physicist who flies with his eyelashes? *
Have I my wingy Doultsinea to believe in me and then
I can borrow the imagination of heaven for my vision.

Believe and fly: the wings that dare are the winners.
And do warble: is the divine way for you to breathe.

© JosephJosephides

* Stephen William Hawking (1942-) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. He has scientific works on gravitational singularity theorems on the emit radiation of black holes (Hawking radiation) on cosmology related to the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Hawking has a motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) , and is almost entirely paralysed; he communicates through a speech generating device and can function his specially designed computer with his glance.
C T Heart 07 September 2008

Believe and fly: winners are the wings that dare. Do warble: is the divine way for you to breathe. ---- fine lines to share... a bird with a great spirit and hope to dream on and survive.

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Suzan Gumush 13 September 2008

Like all your poems. I have had great pleasure reading. You carry a great spirit that flys higher than any. A beautiful verse! ...Give you 10! Best reguards Suzan Gumush

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Stephanie Fiddy 14 September 2008

Give it a 10! beautiful, pleasent all the way to the end. Inspires me to strive for the better. Thank you!

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LLL kzkzk 15 September 2008

This is one great poem.The ending is amazing and unique makes you want to read more.

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Diana Kalitzin 21 September 2008

I was pleasantly surprised by the exaggeration 'flying with his eyelashes'

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Ceren Bogac 02 December 2008

Dear Joseph, your poem made me think `what shall be the divine way for me to breathe? `. What I always believed was; there is always poet’s blood in poems. That’s why love always bleeds with poems… I haven’t read all your poems yet; but I can feel your passion more than your bleed in your poems.

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Kesav Easwaran 03 October 2008

'I can borrow the imagination of heaven for my vision'...good line...theme- optimistic self reliance...a poem neat and well written 10

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Nora Eason 27 September 2008

Beautiful poem, I love birds.

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profound well done......10

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Callie Carroll 27 September 2008

Thank you for the time and response to my 'Bird' poem. Yours is truly inspiring. My new anthem-'Do Warble.'

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