Fly Free

Fly Free

Would that I might fly the nest south
to be a snowbird escaping winter’s cold
and bask in sunshine sprinkling her
diamonds on crystal waters 
Where gentle breezes ruffle feathers
and I might preen in the warmth of her fire

Would that I be free from this frigid prison
and flap my wings freely with my flock
Shedding my wintry grey garb
for colors of the sea and sand and sky
Then, when earth is ready to waken
Would that I return to for its rebirth


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sarah is hosting D'Verse Poets and has prompted us with the story
of Persephone.  My interpretation is that of someone trapped, away from
sunlight and a desire to be free from her confines.

Poetics: Persephone.

  29 comments for “Fly Free

  1. August 20, 2021 at 4:03 am

    Beautiful

    • Christine Bolton
      August 20, 2021 at 8:14 am

      Thanks Bernadette ☺️💕

  2. August 6, 2021 at 3:55 am

    This poem is the song of a caged bird, Christine! How I feel her pain and wish she could be free!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 6, 2021 at 10:50 pm

      Yes it is in a way. I just imagined Persephone trapped in that dark underworld yearning to see the sun and feel it’s warmth 🥲

  3. sanaarizvi
    August 5, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    This is such a stunning, stunning response to the prompt, Christine! 💝💝 Just simply wow 😀

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2021 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you dear Sanaa . I’m happy you liked it ☺️💕🌺

  4. August 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful response to the prompt!
    “bask in sunshine sprinkling her
    diamonds on crystal waters ” and this is such an apt description of the ocean gleaming in the sun!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 5, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you so much Lillian. I’m happy you liked my interpretation ☺️💕🌺

  5. August 4, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Free from constraints in the blessed sunshine is my idea of the perfect place to be. Thank you for lifting me with your poem and taking me there, Christine <3

    • Christine Bolton
      August 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much Lisa. We all need a little lift now and again to get to a sunnier place 😌🥰

      • August 8, 2021 at 2:43 pm

        You’re most welcome <3

  6. August 4, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Gorgeous. Persephone’s lament is woven on such wings as this .

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 7:52 pm

      Aww, thanks Brendan ☺️

  7. Beverly Crawford
    August 4, 2021 at 11:54 am

    A unique interpretation of the challenge, a beautiful longing for freedom.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Thanks Bev ☺️💕🌺 I’m happy you liked it

  8. August 4, 2021 at 11:16 am

    I love your interpretation – the longing for freedom, light and warmth – emotional and physical. Lovely writing.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah ☺️💕

  9. August 4, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Beautiful.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Maggie ☺️💕

  10. August 4, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful and evocative, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 10:39 am

      Thank you Lucy. So sweet ☺️💕🌺

  11. August 4, 2021 at 9:23 am

    This is lovely, Christine. A very different take. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Punam. I didn’t want to be mythical with this ☺️💕

      • August 4, 2021 at 1:51 pm

        My pleasure. Nor did I. 😊❤️

  12. August 4, 2021 at 9:19 am

    I love this poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 10:41 am

      Thanks so much Tracy. I know how you relate to birds. Such special creatures who teach us so much ☺️💕

  13. August 4, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Lovely poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      August 4, 2021 at 10:41 am

      Thanks dear Sadje ☺️💕🌺 I’m happy you liked it.

      • August 4, 2021 at 11:33 am

        You’re welcome my friend

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