! The Poem's Flight Poem by Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd

Marton, Lancashire

! The Poem's Flight

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A poet, far from his beloved,
wrote a poem full of meaning
and, calling a carrier-pigeon from his loft,
sent it as a white dove to his beloved

It was a long flight
and by the time his beloved read the poem
under the lamplight in her room
its meaning had changed for her
with the course of time and the human heart

If the pigeon, midway on its flight,
had rested in our loft
to drink a little rain, eat a little grain,
and we had read the poem - would it have
any meaning for us?

Where does meaning go
when it is not here?
How does meaning change,
between a smile, a tear?

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geoff Warden 15 January 2007

I agree with Danny's thought here, , , , , , , , , and yours well done

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Tranquil Ocean 15 January 2007

Wow...Great theme delivered so well. TO

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Danny Reynolds 15 January 2007

The dove should have stopped to eat. It's all down to inter-pet-rations.

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